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Shock Corridor -- Bent on winning a Pulitzer Prize, a journalist commits himself to a mental institution to solve a strange and unclear murder.

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Director:
Writer:
Samuel Fuller (written by)
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Release Date:
11 September 1963 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Medical Jungle Doctors Don't Talk About!
Plot:
Bent on winning a Pulitzer Prize, a journalist commits himself to a mental institution to solve a strange and unclear murder. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Good results with minimal cash See more (54 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Breck ... Johnny Barrett

Constance Towers ... Cathy
Gene Evans ... Boden

James Best ... Stuart
Hari Rhodes ... Trent
Larry Tucker ... Pagliacci
Paul Dubov ... Dr. J.L. Menkin
Chuck Roberson ... Wilkes
Neyle Morrow ... Psycho
John Matthews ... Dr. L.G. Cristo
Bill Zuckert ... 'Swanee' Swanson
John Craig ... Lloyd
Philip Ahn ... Dr. Fong
Frank Gerstle ... Lt. Kane
Rachel Romen ... Singing nympho
Barbara Perry
Marlene Manners
Linda Randolph ... Dance teacher in therapy class
Lucille Curtis
Jeanette Dana
Marie Devereux ... Nympho
Karen Conrad
Allison Daniell

Chuck Hicks ... Tough attendant
Wally Campo
Ray Baxter
Linda Barrett
Harry Fleer
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Directed by
Samuel Fuller 
 
Writing credits
Samuel Fuller (written by)

Produced by
Samuel Fuller .... producer
Sam Firks .... executive producer (uncredited)
Leon Fromkess .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Paul Dunlap 
 
Cinematography by
Stanley Cortez 
Samuel Fuller (dream sequence) (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Jerome Thoms 
 
Art Direction by
Eugène Lourié  (as Eugene Lourie)
 
Set Decoration by
Charles S. Thompson  (as Charles Thompson)
 
Costume Design by
Einar Bourman  (as Einar H. Bourman)
 
Makeup Department
Dan Greenway .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Rudolph C. Flothow .... production manager (as Rudolph Flothow)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Floyd Joyer .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Philip Mitchell .... recording supervisor (as Phil Mitchell)
Josef von Stroheim .... sound effects editor
Gordon Zahler .... sound effects supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Charles Duncan .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Linwood G. Dunn .... special optical effects (as Lynn Dunn)
 
Music Department
Jack Lowry .... music editor
Gordon Zahler .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Mary Chaffee .... script supervisor (as Mary Chaffe)
Jon Gregory .... choreographer
Herbert G. Luft .... assistant: Leon Fromkess
 
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Runtime:
101 min
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Color:
Black and White | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Ryder Sound Services)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Germany:12 | Norway:16 (1964) | Portugal:(Banned) | Sweden:(Banned) (1964) | UK:(Banned) (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1990) | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (certificate #20495)

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Trivia:
According to Samuel Fuller, the film was shot in 10 days, on one set, with no exteriors.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Johnny Barrett:We made a deal.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Naked Kiss (1964)See more »

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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Good results with minimal cash, 3 November 2002
Author: funkyfry from Oakland CA

This is a strange, effective movie, hampered by a B-movie look and a substandard (obviously non-union) cast. Interesting story about a journalist who goes to an insane asylum to uncover a murder and ends up with a permanent bed. Moments of realism, interestingly fast and unmatched editing (unmatched shots, use of color stock footage to illustrate insanity!). Lots of shlockey situations, though, and ultimately we can't get to into his situation because the story didn't ground his character or the relationship with his girlfriend enough before he got into the asylum. Nice photography as usual by Cortez.

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