#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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 …
Plot: Determined to pull in the Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett will go to any length necessary to win the coveted award. When he learns of an unsolved murder committed at a mental institution, Barrett devises a scheme to solve it and earn himself recognition. With the assistance of a psychiatrist and his girlfriend, Barrett convinces the doctors at the institution to commit him. Once inside, he begins his investigation — and gradually loses his mind.
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“Whom God wishes to destroy, He firsts makes mad.”
A tale of irony in the vein of EC comics, Shock Corridor is Samuel Fuller’s work of genius and far ahead of its time. Fuller pulls some absolutely great performances out of his cast. Everyone delivers the goods. Each character is so wild and outlandish while the actors playing them still maintain believability. Peter Breck is outstanding in the lead. All of the patients are either hysterically funny or scary funny, from Stuart (Rosco P. Coltrane in a memorable role) on down to Pagliacci. But the real standout in the movie is Hari Rhodes in the role of Trent, the white supremecist. His flawless performance disturbs me (you’ll know if you’ve seen the movie). He could be the best actor ever. What else can I say about this movie, it’s an insanely perfect pulp piece. Shock Corridor is an unreal experience, film noir at its best, and truly a cult movie.
“Whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad.”
In the hands of writer / producer / director Samuel Fuller, “Shock Corridor” is a good, stunning B movie with brains to match its lurid thrills. Shot in an amazingly stark manner by Stanley Cortez, it creates a true rogues’ gallery of memorable characters. Extremely well performed all the way down the line, it touches upon subjects like racism while showing all of us how thin the dividing line between sanity and insanity can be. *Anyone* can crack if they’re put under enough strain, or have to spend an extended amount of time among unbalanced individuals.
The person who comes to understand this is reporter Johnny Barrett (Peter Breck). He’s determined to solve a murder case, so he feigns insanity to earn admittance to a mental hospital where a person named Sloan was killed. Johnny already knows of three witnesses, so he must spend time with each of them, getting one more piece of the puzzle every time. Meanwhile, Johnnys’ girlfriend Cathy (Constance Towers) is afraid that not only will Johnny lose his mind, but that she will, too, being party to his deception.
There’s a fair bit of character actor talent in small and supporting roles: corpulent Larry Tucker as opera singing Pagliacci, Paul Dubov and John Matthews as psychiatrists, Chuck Roberson and John Craig as attendants, and Philip Ahn as Dr. Fong. Three top actors appear as the patients whose confidence Johnny must earn: James Best as Stuart, Hari Rhodes as Trent, and Gene Evans as Boden. Trents’ dilemma is particularly distressing: he’s a black man who believes himself not only to be white, but a rabble rousing KKK member to boot.
The atmosphere of this film is extremely effective, and Fullers’ visual approach is also noteworthy: although this is mostly a black & white affair, there are a few colour sequences along the way.
Striking entertainment from start to finish.
Seven out of 10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Mystery
Director Samuel Fuller
Writer Samuel Fuller
Actors Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company Allied Artists Pictures Corporation, F & F Productions
Sound Mix Mono (Ryder Sound Services)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Mitchell BNCR
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (fantasy sequences)
Film Length 2,745 m (1969) (Finland)
Negative Format 16 mm (fantasy sequences), 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm