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Bent on winning a Pulitzer Prize, a journalist commits himself to a mental institution to solve a strange and unclear murder.

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Johnny Barrett
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Cathy
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Boden
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Stuart
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Trent
Larry Tucker ...
Pagliacci
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Dr. J.L. Menkin
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Wilkes
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Psycho
John Matthews ...
Dr. L.G. Cristo
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'Swanee' Swanson (as William Zuckert)
John Craig ...
Lloyd
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Dr. Fong
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Lt. Kane
Rachel Romen ...
Singing Nympho
Marlene Manners
Linda Randolph ...
Dance Teacher in Therapy Class
Lucille Curtis
Jeanette Dana
Marie Devereux ...
Nympho
Karen Conrad
Allison Daniell
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Tough Attendant
Ray Baxter
Linda Barrett
Harry Fleer ...
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Directed by

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Samuel Fuller

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Samuel Fuller ... (written by)

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Samuel Fuller ... producer
Sam Firks ... executive producer (uncredited)
Leon Fromkess ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Paul Dunlap

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Stanley Cortez
Samuel Fuller ... (uncredited) (dream sequence)

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Jerome Thoms

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Eugène Lourié ... (as Eugene Lourie)

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Charles S. Thompson ... (as Charles Thompson)

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Einar Bourman ... (as Einar H. Bourman)

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Dan Greenway ... makeup supervisor

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Rudolph C. Flothow ... production manager (as Rudolph Flothow)

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Floyd Joyer ... assistant director

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Philip Mitchell ... recording supervisor (as Phil Mitchell)
Josef von Stroheim ... sound effects editor
Gordon Zahler ... sound effects supervisor

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Charles Duncan ... special effects

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Linwood G. Dunn ... special optical effects (as Lynn Dunn)

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Chuck Hicks ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... stunt coordinator (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)

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Frank Dugas ... camera operator (uncredited)

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Jack Lowry ... music editor
Gordon Zahler ... music supervisor

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Mary Chaffee ... script supervisor (as Mary Chaffe)
Jon Gregory ... choreographer
Herbert G. Luft ... assistant: Leon Fromkess
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Plot Summary

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 ... Written by David Levene

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Taglines The Medical Jungle Doctors Don't Talk About! See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Long Corridor (United States)
  • Straightjacket (United States)
  • Corredor sin retorno (Spain)
  • Il corridoio della paura (Italy)
  • Chockkorridoren (Finland, Swedish title)
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  • 101 min
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Trivia According to Samuel Fuller, the film was shot in 10 days, on one set, with no exteriors. See more »
Goofs During the climatic fight sequence between Johnny and Wilkes, Peter Breck's stunt double is visible in a few shots. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from House of Bamboo (1955). See more »
Crazy Credits The quote "Whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad". Euripides 425 B.C." appears at the beginning and end. See more »
Quotes Pagliacci: Life is a messy weapon.
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