About

Behind the locked doors of a mental institution resides crooked politico Judge Drake (Herbert Heyes), free from prosecution so long as he pretends to be crazy. To get the goods on Drake, private detective Ross Stewart has himself committed to the asylum as a patient. Meanwhile, reporter Kathy Lawrence (Lucille Bremer), posing as Stewart's wife, acts as his liaison to the outside world.

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Directed by

Budd Boetticher

Written by

Malvin Wald (Screenplay)
Eugene Ling (Screenplay)

Runtime

62 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

MURDER was the ONLY way out!

Cast

Keywords

film noir insane asylum

Lists

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