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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 »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Good results with minimal cash 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
 
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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 | 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:
Both this and Samuel Fuller's following movie The Naked Kiss (1964) were rejected for UK cinema certificates and remained unavailable until 1990.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:
Pagliacci:Life is a messy weapon.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Naked Kiss (1964)See more »

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7 out of 12 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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