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Shock Corridor Movie Review Summary

Actors: Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, John Matthews

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SHOCK CORRIDOR is a movie written, produced and directed by Samuel Fuller in 1963.
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Peter Breck, an ambitious young journalist, fakes a mental illness in order to enter a mental institution as a patient. He wants to discover by himself who's responsible for the death of Stuart, another patient who recently died. Peter must endure countless examinations of the hospital's psychiatrists and even electrical treatment. Soon, his girl-friend Constance Towers remarks that Peter is losing little by little his sanity but the chief editor has faith in Peter's ability to control the situation. Meanwhile, Peter is questioning the patients who witnessed what has happened to Stuart.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   mental patient

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   mental hospital

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing

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