Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%
IMDb Score: 6.4/10
Surveying the ins-and-outs of a large psychiatric clinic, this Vincente Minnelli film concludes that the staff may be more neurotic than the patients. When a new set of drapes is needed for the institution’s library several parties contribute their thoughts, leading to a bit of a power struggle. Karen McIver (Gloria Grahame), the often-overlooked wife of clinic head Dr. Stewart McIver (Richard Widmark), wants the honor of making the selection; Victoria Inch (Lillian Gish), the spinster business affairs director, insists on muslin drapes so they can save money; and Dr. McIver asks Steven Holte (John Kerr), a new patient with suicidal tendencies, to design said drapes.
Why it's Psychotronic: Vincente Minnelli film about a psychiatric institution
Year of Release:1955