Johnny Barrett, an ambitious journalist, is determined to win a Pulitzer Prize by solving a murder committed in a lunatic asylum and witnessed only by three inmates, from whom the police have been unable to extract the information. With the connivance of a psychiatrist, and the reluctant help of his girlfriend, he succeeds in having himself declared insane and sent to the asylum. There he slowly tracks down and interviews the witnesses - but things are stranger than they seem ...
David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>
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Did You Know?
According to Samuel Fuller
, the film was shot in 10 days, on one set, with no exteriors. See more
During the climatic fight sequence between Johnny and Wilkes, Peter Breck's stunt double is visible in a few shots. See more
[Appearing in John's dream
All of the men want me, Johnny. But I want you. And you - you want the Pulitzer Prize.
The quote "Whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad". Euripides 425 B.C." appears at the beginning and end. See more
Edited from House of Bamboo