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Strait-Jacket (1964)

Approved | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 19 January 1964 (USA)
After a twenty-year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behavior.

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Lucy Harbin
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Carol Cutler
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Bill Cutler
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Raymond Fields
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Michael Fields
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Emily Cutler
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Leo Krause
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Mrs. Alison Fields
Mitchell Cox ...
Dr. Anderson
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Lucy Harbin has been in an asylum for 20 years after axing her husband and his mistress during a crime of passion, witnessed by her young daughter, Carol. While trying to renew ties with Carol, who is now a young woman about to be married, heads begin to roll again. Is Lucy repeating her past? Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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WARNING! 'Strait-Jacket' vividly depicts ax murders! See more »

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Trivia

Joan Crawford: [Pepsi] In the kitchen scenes at the beginning of the movie, a carton of Pepsi-Cola is prominently displayed on the counter. Joan Crawford was the widow of Alfred Steele, who had been CEO of the Pepsi-Cola Company, and at the time of filming Crawford, still on the Board of Directors, demanded that product placement shots be included in all her films of this era. See also Berserk (1967). See more »

Goofs

There are several references to the Fields' farm being a dairy farm. However, in multiple scenes, you can see that they are Black Angus beef cattle. See more »

Quotes

Carol Harbin: Their first mistake was thinking that the child was asleep, the second mistake was that the wife had decided to come home that night on the train.
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Crazy Credits

The Columbia Pictures logo at the end of the film features the classic woman with torch, only her head has been chopped off and it's sitting at her feet. See more »


Soundtracks

All of Me
(Gerald Marks/Seymour Simons) remade as "There Goes That Song Again"
(Written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn). Both songs share the same melody.
Song being played on the record player.
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A full throttle plunge into dementia!!!!
16 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For die-hard Crawford fan's this movie is an absolute hoot!!!! To see our gal Joanie decked out in the horrible wig with bangs to the jangling bracelets, it's a camp classic. Joan plays a woman who catches her young husband in bed with another hoochie and murders them both with an AXE and is sent to the loony bin for a number of years. The fun starts when she is released and guess what, you got it, axe murders start up again, imagine that????? Only Crawford could deliver banal lines with a completely straight face and she does give it her all, but the movie is just too silly to be taken seriously. Please watch it if you are teetering on the brink of insanity.


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