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The Mad Room (1969)

Remake of 1941's "Ladies in Retirement" has Stella Stevens playing companion to wealthy, loony widow and she soon brings her brother and sister to live with them after they are released ... See full summary »

Director:

Bernard Girard

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Reginald Denham (play), Edward Percy (play) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stella Stevens ... Ellen Hardy
Shelley Winters ... Mrs. Armstrong
Skip Ward ... Sam Aller
Carol Cole Carol Cole ... Chris
Severn Darden ... Nate
Beverly Garland ... Mrs. Racine
Michael Burns ... George Hardy
Barbara Sammeth ... Mandy Hardy
Lloyd Haynes ... Dr. Marion Kincaid
Jennifer Bishop ... Mrs. Ericson (as Jenifer Bishop)
Gloria Manon Gloria Manon ... Edna
Lou Kane Lou Kane ... Armand Racine
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Remake of 1941's "Ladies in Retirement" has Stella Stevens playing companion to wealthy, loony widow and she soon brings her brother and sister to live with them after they are released from an asylum for brutally murdering their parents years before. Now there appear to be skeletons that Stevens has worked so hard to keep hidden, ready to tumble out of her closet. Written by alfiehitchie

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Incredible as it may seem...unthinkable as it may be See more »

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Drama | Horror

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1969 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Blodstänk! See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Partially filmed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. See more »

Goofs

The sign on the gate of the "Hospital for Mental Ills" says "By appointment of H.R.H. Queen Victoria". The correct style of address for the Queen would be "Her Majesty" not "H.R.H" (Her Royal Highness). See more »

Quotes

Mandy Hardy: I have to talk with you, Ellen.
Ellen Hardy: Sure. Where's George?
Mandy Hardy: I don't know, but I've got to talk to you.
Ellen Hardy: What is it?
Mandy Hardy: George and I are going to need a Mad Room. We need a place to think; a place to work things out.
Ellen Hardy: Well, you have your rooms.
Mandy Hardy: No.It doesn't work that way. When I get tight inside, I need to go some place. Alone. Well, don't you feel pressure, Ellen?
Ellen Hardy: Of course I do.
Mandy Hardy: Then what do you do?
Ellen Hardy: Well, I try to keep busy, take my mind off of it.
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What's that you've got Rover?
9 December 2003 | by richardchchSee all my reviews

Coming late in the 60's cycle of mature star shockers, Shelley Winters (who sounds as if she did some of her scenes in one take) and Stella Stevens square off in this watchable B that would have gone straight to video these days. Features a mutt with a taste for more than just Shmackos and worth seeing for the riveting cameo by Beverley Garland as the scorned wife drunk at a society party, but basically Stella's the whole show. Lots of zoom camerawork and 60s wigs! Ends suddenly in the best traditions! Perfect double feature with 'The Big Cube'! 6/10


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