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Director:
Writer:
Robert Bloch (written by)
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Release Date:
19 January 1964 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
HER HUSBAND...HER ROOM... ......AND ANOTHER WOMAN See more »
Plot:
After a 20 year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behavior. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
A full throttle plunge into dementia!!!! See more (74 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joan Crawford ... Lucy Harbin

Diane Baker ... Carol Harbin

Leif Erickson ... Bill Cutler
Howard St. John ... Raymond Fields
John Anthony Hayes ... Michael Fields
Rochelle Hudson ... Emily Cutler

George Kennedy ... Leo Krause
Edith Atwater ... Mrs. Alison Fields
Mitchell Cox ... Dr. Anderson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vicki Cos ... Carol Harbin: age 3 (uncredited)
Patricia Crest ... Stella Fulton (uncredited)
Laura Hess ... Second little girl (uncredited)
Howard Hoffman ... (uncredited)
Patty Lee ... First little girl (uncredited)
Lynn Lundgren ... Beautician (uncredited)

Lee Majors ... Frank Harbin (uncredited)
Robert Ward ... Shoe Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
William Castle 
 
Writing credits
Robert Bloch (written by)

Produced by
William Castle .... producer
Dona Holloway .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Van Alexander 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur E. Arling (director of photography) (as Arthur Arling)
 
Film Editing by
Edwin H. Bryant  (as Edwin Bryant)
 
Production Design by
Boris Leven 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
 
Makeup Department
Virginia Jones .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup creator
Peggy Shannon .... hair styles: Miss Crawford
Monty Westmore .... makeup artist: Miss Crawford (as Monte Westmore)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herbert S. Greene .... assistant director (as Herbert Greene)
 
Sound Department
Lambert E. Day .... sound (as Lambert Day)
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Richard Albain .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... first assistant camera
 
Music Department
Paul Tanner .... musician: electro-theremin (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Finland:(Banned) (1964) | Germany:18 | Portugal:M/16 | UK:X (theatrical release) (cut) | USA:Approved (No. 20618) | USA:TV-14 (TV rating)

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Trivia:
Joan Blondell was originally set to play the title role but because of an accident she was replaced with Joan Crawford.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Early in film, front page of a newspaper announcing Lucy Harbin's sentence to an insane asylum features a photo of her wearing a pair of earrings that she didn't purchase until her release, twenty years later.See more »
Quotes:
Carol Harbin:I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! No I didn't mean that, I love you. I hate you!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Serial Mom (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
All of MeSee more »

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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A full throttle plunge into dementia!!!!, 16 May 2005
Author: tamstrat from United States

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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