Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he's framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, "high anxiety," in order to clear his name. An homage to the films of Alfred Hitchcock; contains many parodies of famous Hitchcock scenes from THE BIRDS, PSYCHO, and VERTIGO. Written by
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Thorndike mentions Harpo Marx shortly before his performance of the film's theme. The Marx Brothers were known for having musical interludes in their films. See more »
When the huge threatening note comes though the bathroom windows attached to a boulder, the lid of the toilet tank is knocked into a diagonal position. In close-up shots the tank lid is askew, but in long shots the tank lid is undisturbed. See more »
Watched this film for the first time today, i laughed so hard i was crying it was so so so funny, went well on a Sunday afternoon.
I could watch this film over and over again and cry with laughter each time. Mel Brooks played his part well as did the other actors. The nurse was too funny and all the funny come backs went down well.
Just when you think, oh i know what that plot or punch line is going to be, they come out with something totally different and even better, although sometime corny, its all in great fun.
High Anxiety is a very funny film and worth watching either on telly or buying the DVD.
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