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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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Writer:
Samuel Fuller (written by)
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Release Date:
11 September 1963 (USA) See more »
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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:
Draws you in with an interesting premise and then sends you to sleep 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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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: 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 »
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Featured in Hollywood Mavericks (1990)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Draws you in with an interesting premise and then sends you to sleep, 23 July 2013
Author: mutty-mcflea from Lincolnshire, UK

Reporter Pete Breck fakes insanity in order to solve a murder committed in a mental hospital and unsurprisingly goes round the twist for real in this heavy-handed lump from Samuel Fuller.

The annoying and malnourished plot has Breck slowly solving the crime by waiting until the three mad witnesses have a moment of clarity and then shouting 'WHO KILLED SLOANE?!' at them. Brilliant bit of detective work. Congratulations.

The rest of the dialogue is pretentious psychobabble which renders the movie nigh on soporific, but there are a few powerful moments - the operatic inmate, the scary riot kicked off by a black patient who believes he's in the KKK - between the chin-stroking opening quotes and the foregone conclusion.

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