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 ...
David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>
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Did You Know?
James Best plays a character that has a psychiatric reaction to the tune of "Dixie". Even having the line "we've got to help General Lee". Best would go on to play a sheriff, that would give constant pursuit to a 1969 Dodge Charger, in 1979's television series The Dukes of Hazzard. The car's name was The General Lee. It also played the tune of "Dixie", every time the horn blast. See more
When talking to the police near the beginning of the movie, when shot from the back, Cathy's coat collar is up, but when we see her from the front, her collar is down. See more
[Appearing in John's dream
All of the men want me, Johnny. But I want you. And you - you want the Pulitzer Prize.
The biblical quote "Whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad". Euripides 425 B.C." appears at the beginning and end. See more
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