#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he’s framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, “high anxiety,” in order to clear his name. An homage to the films of Alfred Hitchcock; contains many parodies of famous Hitchcock scenes from THE BIRDS, PSYCHO, and VERTIGO.
Plot: A psychiatrist with intense acrophobia (fear of heights) goes to work for a mental institution run by doctors who appear to be crazier than their patients, and have secrets that they are willing to commit murder to keep.
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Fast and furious gags in monumental spoof tribute to Hitchcock…
HIGH ANXIETY suffers only by comparison to Mel’s YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, but it stands by itself as a frisky, very funny screwball spoof of the works of Alfred Hitchcock.
I do agree with others who complain that Mel should have given the Dr. Thorndyke role to someone like Gene Wilder since Brooks does lack the charisma needed to carry this sort of thing. But the other pros in the cast more than made up for this handicap–especially HARVEY KORMAN, CLORIS LEACHMAN, MADELINE KAHN and HOWARD MORRIS.
Cloris Leachman is hilarious as Nurse Diesel (practically repeating her formidable character in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN) and Madeline Kahn is equally funny as the blonde femme fatale who finds herself in one ditzy situation after another as she tries to reach her father inside the asylum–here called “Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, Very Nervous.” Nothing subtle here. The gags are touch and go, some funny, some painfully unfunny–so it’s strictly a mixed bag.
But if you know MEL BROOKS and his kind of satire, this has enough gags to keep you satisfied. Just don’t expect anything on the level of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN.
I watched HIGH ANXIETY yesterday and I have to say that it’s was a grueling experience. I didn’t laugh once in the entire super contrived homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s films.
The story, or whatever story it had, was awful. The actors weren’t acting but mugging throughout. And the “in-jokes” were told in a very corny way: “Meet me at the north by northwest section of the park”. Yep, that’s clever. And the pigeons pooping on Mel. Oy!
Unfunny. Super slow. Flat. Boring. And uncreative.
There are more clever and original jokes in most Hitchcock films than this so-called comedy.
Skip this one.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Genre Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Director Mel Brooks
Writer Mel Brooks, Ron Clark, Rudy De Luca, Barry Levinson
Actors Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman
Production Company Twentieth Century Fox
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,590 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm