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>
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Did You Know?
According to Samuel Fuller
, the film was shot in 10 days, on one set, with no exteriors. See more
During the climatic fight sequence between Johnny and Wilkes, Peter Breck's stunt double is visible in a few shots. See more
[John has just let out an ear-piercing scream
That was *such* a sour note, John.
You were *way* off key!
Referenced in Life Itself