Overall Rank: 2968
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 33
Theatrical Release Date: 09/11/1963
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/18/2011
Genre: Drama, Mystery
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Samuel Fuller
Actors: Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best, Hari (Harry) Rhodes, Larry Tucker
Plot: An ambitious journalist, on a quest for a Pulitzer Prize, commits himself to a mental asylum in order to solve a mysterious murder.
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Snoogans - wrote on 10/27/2012
Similar B-flick pulp that was seen in The Naked Kiss. I found this film to be slightly more enjoyable. The 'crazies' are definitely crazy and the commentary still satisfies.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/26/2007
B-Movie maverick Samuel Fuller gives a raw, visceral view of one man's quest for excellence that leads to a descent into madness. Despite its age, Shock Corridor has lost none of its punch. It's over-the-top and fantastic.
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Bribaba - wrote on 05/05/2011
Directed by former tabloid hack Sam Fuller this was banned in the UK for many years, and in truth there's never been anything like it before or since. It tells the story of a reporter desperate to get a scoop, a Pulitzer even. There's been a murder at the local asylum but the only way he gain access to report on this is to pretend he's mad himself.
It soon becomes clear that the institution and its inmates are a metaphor for America itself. There's the 'street', for example, a central corridor where the inmates let it all hang out. Blacks who think they are white, rail against racism in psychotic fits. There's a saying that madness is contagious and the reporter soon discovers the truth of this, to his cost. It's brilliantly shot in black and white, noir style, though some of the …
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