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Shock Treatment (1964)

An actor hired to locate $1 million in stolen loot endures the rigors of an insane asylum.

Director:

Denis Sanders

Writers:

Sydney Boehm (screenplay), Winfred Van Atta (novel)
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Complete credited cast:
Stuart Whitman ... Dale Nelson / Arthur
Carol Lynley ... Cynthia Lee Albright
Roddy McDowall ... Martin Ashley
Lauren Bacall ... Dr. Edwina Beighley
Olive Deering ... Mrs. Mellon
Ossie Davis ... Capshaw
Donald Buka ... Psychologist
Paulene Myers ... Dr. Walden (as Pauline Myers)
Evadne Baker Evadne Baker ... Intern
Robert J. Wilke ... Technician Mike Newton (as Robert Wilke)
Bert Freed ... Frank Josephson
Judith De Hart Judith De Hart ... Matron
Judson Laire ... Harley Manning
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Former psychiatric patient Martin Ashley is declared sane and released from an insane asylum. He works as gardener and chauffeur for a wealthy woman in Beverly Hills. Tired of being verbally abused, he kills her and surrenders to police. During the court proceedings, it is revealed that Ashley burned one million dollars of his employer's money because he considered money to be the source of all evils. The court deems him insane and returns him to his old insane asylum into the care of his old psychiatrist, Doctor Edwina Beighley. The estate's executor, Harley Manning, believes that Ashley is faking insanity and has murdered the old lady for her money. Manning believes the money wasn't burned but stashed away somewhere. He hires an actor, Dale Nelson, to feign insanity in order to be sent for psychiatric evaluation at the same institution where Martin Ashley is. For a fee, Dale Nelson agrees. He commits a misdemeanor and the court sends him for a 30 day evaluation at the psychiatric ... Written by nufs68

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Trivia

Anthony Perkins reportedly campaigned for role that went to Stuart Whitman. See more »

Goofs

At one point, Dr Beighley shows colleagues some amateur home movies demonstrating her interacting with animals at a zoo. Although quality of film is unpolished, supposedly amateurish film is heavily-edited, filled with reverse angles, close-ups, inserts, etc. that is clearly the work of a professional film crew, not simply a photographic record on a home movie camera. See more »

Quotes

Harley Manning: You don't know me, Mr Nelson...
Dale Nelson: Yes, I do; aisle seat, second row all week. If we had a hundred customers like you, we wouldn't have to close this show tonight.
Harley Manning: I'm rather glad you did close. I have a proposition, may interest you.
Dale Nelson: [he chuckles] Listen, mister, you've been hanging round the wrong stage door.
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Referenced in Popcorn (1991) See more »

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Shock treatment

Funny that I watched SHOCK CORRIDOR last week and read ONE FLEW OVER A COCKOO NEST again two days ago. I did not foresee this program. The two best stories ever about mental institutions; but I am sure there are some more, unknown, from Eastern Europe countries for instance. Anyway, this film starring Stu Whitman and Lauren Bacall, is very good too. Bacall is excellent in this role of the evil woman, she is effective at one hundred percent, but her character - AND NOT HER PERFORMANCE - is not as powerful as Louise Fletcher's one in Milos Forman's masterpiece. the role of the female master, the Devil's sidekick in charge of the lead actor and the mental institution. Yes, this film, though not being on the same scale of the other two is worth watching, even less depressing and gloomy too. I don't know if it was released in France. Not sure.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1964 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Agonia mes' ti nyhta See more »

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Budget:

$1,285,000 (estimated)
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Arcola Pictures See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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