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?
According to Samuel Fuller
, the film was shot in 10 days, on one set, with no exteriors. See more
During the fight scene in the kitchen, a bent table leg is abruptly straight and the pots and pans on the stove in the background change. See more
Am I the only loony in this ward?
No, Mr. Barret, your roommates are in the "street." Oh, if you don't mind, we never use words here like "nuts, bugs, screwy, goofy, loony"... We'd like it very much if you didn't use them, either.
I'm sorry - - I'm a "greenhorn inmate."
You're a patient, not an inmate.