Johnny Barrett, an ambitious journalist, is determined to win a Pulitzer Prize by solving a murder committed in a lunatic asylum and witnessed only by three inmates, from whom the police have been unable to extract the information. With the connivance of a psychiatrist, and the reluctant help of his girlfriend, he succeeds in having himself declared insane and sent to the asylum. There he slowly tracks down and interviews the witnesses - but things are stranger than they seem ... Written by
David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>
The Medical Jungle Doctors Don't Talk About!
Did You Know?
Early in the film Dr. Menkin mentions that Johnny started as a copy boy at the age of 14. This is how director Sam Fuller got started. See more
When talking to the police near the beginning of the movie, when shot from the back, Cathy's coat collar is up, but when we see her from the front, her collar is down. See more
I didn't want my wife to die like Sloan. So I gently sang her to death... Good night, Mr. Barret.
Referenced in I Am Curious, Film