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Writer:
Robert Bloch (written by)
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Release Date:
19 January 1964 (USA) See more »
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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 »
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Gore Mongral Movie Review: Strait-Jacket 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)
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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)
 
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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 Crawford had script and cast approval.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Lucy commits a double ax murder at the beginning of the film, there is absolutely no blood on ax blade or blood splattering during her brutal attack.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 »
Soundtrack:
All of MeSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Gore Mongral Movie Review: Strait-Jacket, 28 August 2006
Author: ChiefGoreMongral from Knoxville Cannibal Pygmy Reservation

Strait-Jacket(1964) a film starring Joan Crawford as a woman who comes home to find her husband getting busy with another woman. Joan snaps and kills both her husband and his mistress with an ax all to the watching eyes of her daughter who at the time was only 4 or 5. Fast forward 20 years and Joan's character is considered reformed and sent to stay with her daughter her brother and his wife. The rest of the movie revolves around deaths that occur at the house and if Joan's character is to blame or someone else.

This is a pretty cool flick all around as it has an ax wielding psycho Joan Crawford, Leif (Invasion from Mars) Erickson and George (Breath Assure) Kennedy giving us a very "heady" performance. It also has some sequences for its time that would have probably made the teeny boppers of the era squirm up to their man in the theater.

All in all I think this is one of those films that if your a horror/thriller fan you owe it to yourself to at least check out once as it does what is trying to do effectively even though you can see the end coming before you get there. With the characters all in place and an interesting story I give Joan's Ax Wielding flick: 7/10 good.

Strait-Jacket is out now on Tri-Star DV. Definitely give it a go!!!

Until next time folks here is a tip: If your married and you want to cheat on your wife make sure you leave the ax locked up real tight in the shed cause if you don't you could lose more than your money if she catches you!!!

I'm out!!

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