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Shock Treatment (1964)

An actor hired to locate $1 million in stolen loot endures the rigors of an insane asylum.

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Dale Nelson / Arthur
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Cynthia Lee Albright
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Martin Ashley
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Dr. Edwina Beighley
Olive Deering ...
Mrs. Mellon
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Capshaw
Donald Buka ...
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Dr. Walden (as Pauline Myers)
Evadne Baker ...
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Technician Mike Newton (as Robert Wilke)
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Frank Josephson
Judith De Hart ...
Matron
Judson Laire ...
Harley Manning
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An actor hired to locate $1 million in stolen loot endures the rigors of an insane asylum.

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The Nightmare World of the Mad ... See more »

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6 August 1964 (Mexico)  »

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Agonia mes' ti nyhta  »

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Anthony Perkins reportedly campaigned for role that went to Stuart Whitman. See more »

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At one point, Dr Beighley shows colleagues some amateur home movies demonstrating her interacting with animals at a zoo. Although quality of film is unpolished, supposedly amateurish film is heavily-edited, filled with reverse angles, close-ups, inserts, etc. that is clearly the work of a professional film crew, not simply a photographic record on a home movie camera. See more »

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Harley Manning: Dr. Beighley, I hope you feel proud of yourself, doctor.
Dr. Edwina Beighley: What is that supposed to mean?
Harley Manning: Why did you have to go out of your way to help that faker get away with murder and a million dollars?
Dr. Edwina Beighley: Mr. Cannon! Mr. Manning would you like to repeat your accusation in front of a witness?
Harley Manning: Don't threaten me, I've been sued by experts.
Dr. Edwina Beighley: Repeat it then, and I'll collect enough from you in court so I'll never have to apply for a grant again.
Harley Manning: I will, in time, with concrete proof. I'm sick and tired of ...
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Bacall's Dr. Beighley precedes Nurse Ratched by several years...
26 June 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Mental shenanigans involving an actor (Stuart Whitman), apparently so desperate for money he'll accept any insane proposition lobbied his way, who masquerades as a mental patient in an asylum. He's hoping to get crucial information out of another patient (Roddy McDowall) on the whereabouts of some hidden loot--but unfortunately, he runs afoul of doctor Lauren Bacall (doing a Nurse Ratched years before her time). Delirious, over-the-top melodrama that's actually a hoot if watched in the requisite silly spirit. Whitman keeps a straight face throughout and actually wins the viewer over, but McDowall is just awful and Carol Lynley is hilariously mercurial as a patient with glossy, shampooed hair. This show rightfully belongs to Bacall, pulling off an extreme role with her usual rigid-jaw aplomb. ** from ****


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