Friday, July 5, 2013

Shock Corridor (dir. Sam Fuller 1963)

i had first heard about this movie from an essential documentary called A Personal Journey with Martin Scorcese through American Movies.  Shock Corridor is the story of a journalist who gets himself committed to a mental asylum to get the Pulitzer Prize winning scoop on an unsolved murder that happened there.  things go badly, as you might assume.

this film must have been pretty scandalous in 1963.   its heavy duty themes predate the 60's film revolution by several years.

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