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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During the climatic fight sequence between Johnny and Wilkes, Peter Breck's stunt double is visible in a few shots. See more
He was sane enough to write that story. He's been sane for weeks. Don't you stand there and tell me there's nothing you can do for him. Why? Why does he look like that?
[Pan left to see Johnny sitting there motionless
Oh, god in heaven...
The quote "Whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad". Euripides 425 B.C." appears at the beginning and end. See more