Shock Treatment (1964)

In this offbeat melodrama, a crazed gardener is relegated to a mental hospital after he goes berserk and beheads his wealthy boss. The scuttlebutt in the courtroom is that the killer has stolen over a million dollars from his former employer and has hidden it on the estate. A professional actor is hired to feign insanity to get into the home, befriend the maniac, and find out where he hid the cash. Once he is admitted, the hapless actor encounters bedlam as he meets the patients, undergoes electroshock therapy, and suffers through several injections. Eventually he finds himself falling for a manic-depressive woman.

Director: Denis Sanders.
Stars: Stuart Whitman, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall, Lauren Bacall, Olive Deering, Ossie Davis, Donald Buka, Paulene Myers, Evadne Baker, Robert J. Wilke, Bert Freed, Judith De Hart, Judson Laire.

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2 Comments

  1. Jon W.
    September 13, 2019
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    RIP Carol Lynley (February 13, 1942 – September 3, 2019)

  2. Nathan Southern
    September 14, 2019
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    I love this movie, but it’s more of a black comedy thriller than a drama.

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