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Shock Corridor
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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 »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
So bad it"s ... bad. See more (56 total) »

Cast

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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
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
101 min
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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 | Netherlands:18 (1970) | 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:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Wilkes:I used to work in the Female Wing. But the "Nympho Ward" got too dangerous for me.See more »
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8 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
So bad it"s ... bad., 16 January 2002
Author: muddlyjames from Hemet, Ca.

I must say I have some admiration for the commentators who saw just how ludicrous this thing is and still found something intriguing about it. To me it was a stultifying combination of overheated direction (the visual equivalent of Fuller's purple prose), ridiculous plotting, hyperventilating non-actors, and a garishly cartoonish view of the mentally ill (how about those nymphomaniacs! - only Fuller, and maybe Ed Wood, could try to play this scene with a straight face). The only redeeming quality in this mess is just how blithely unaware Fuller is of the "hard boiled reality" of the situation he is portraying. And to what absurd lengths he will go to to try to convince us of the veracity of this "world of madness" (one gets the idea he never felt he was going "too far"). Then again maybe that's what people admire about this picture in the first place. 4/10.

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