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Asylum (I) (1972)

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A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment. He hears stories about 1) the revenge of a murdered wife, 2) a tailor who makes a ... See full summary »

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Mr. Smith (segment 2 "The Weird Tailor")
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Lucy (segment 3 "Lucy Comes to Stay")
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Dr. Byron (segment 4 "Mannikins of Horror")
Patrick Magee ...
Dr. Lionel Rutherford (segment 4 "Mannikins of Horror")
Barry Morse ...
Bruno (segment 2 "The Weird Tailor")
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Bonnie (segment 1 "Frozen Fear")
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Dr. Martin (segment 4 "Mannikins of Horror")
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Barbara (segment 3 "Lucy Comes to Stay")
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Ruth (segment 1 "Frozen Fear")
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Walter (segment 1 "Frozen Fear")
James Villiers ...
George (segment 3 "Lucy Comes to Stay")
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Max Reynolds (segment 4 "Mannikins of Horror")
Ann Firbank ...
Anna (segment 2 "The Weird Tailor")
Megs Jenkins ...
Nurse Higgins (segment 3 "Lucy Comes to Stay")
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Mr. Stebbins (segment 2 "The Weird Tailor")
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A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment. He hears stories about 1) the revenge of a murdered wife, 2) a tailor who makes a suit with some highly unusual qualities, 3) a woman who questions her sanity when it appears that her brother is conspiring against her, and 4) a man who builds tiny toy robots with lifelike human heads. Written by Wes Clark <wclark@uspto.gov>

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Trivia

Richard Todd has stated in interviews that he regrets making this film. See more »

Goofs

When the landlord of the tailor holds up his rent book, it alternates hands between shots. See more »

Quotes

[Smith orders an expensive suit, but tells the tailor he can only work on the garment after midnight]
Smith: I happen to believe in astrology... there must be no mistake.
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Connections

Follows The House That Dripped Blood (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

A Night on Bald Mountain
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Music by Modest Mussorgsky
Arranged by Douglas Gamley
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User Reviews

"This is an asylum for the incurably insane."
8 February 2004 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Amicus churns out yet another cool-as-hell anthology. Asylum was written by Robert Bloch (Psycho) and directed by Roy Ward Baker. Some very recognizable names, including Peter Cushing, Britt Ekland, and Patrick Magee, also make this film an enjoyable little ride. All four tales are excellently crafted, but some are better than others. The Weird Tailor is the best of the yarns in my opinion but the wrap-around story happens to be my favorite and has the best "punchline." I don't believe it's as good as its predecessors (Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror) but still a must-see for fans of the EC comic books. On another note, the music seems a bit too familiar (New World Symphony anyone?).


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