Shock Corridor

Screening on Film
Directed by Samuel Fuller.
With Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans.
US, 1963, 35mm, color, 101 min.
Print source: UCLA

An ambitious newspaper reporter attempts to infiltrate a psychiatric hospital and locate an elusive killer by convincing a psychiatrist to admit him as an inmate. Among the absurd characters populating the asylum is an African-American who thinks he is a member of the KKK. But, Fuller’s critique of American society is most eloquently voiced through the character of a disgraced Korean war veteran, brainwashed by Communists, who pleads for understanding.

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