Shock Treatment (1964)

94 mins | Mystery | 19 February 1964

Director:

Denis Sanders

Writer:

Sydney Boehm

Producer:

Aaron Rosenberg

Cinematographer:

Sam Leavitt

Editor:

Louis Loeffler

Production Designers:

Jack Martin Smith, Hilyard Brown

Production Company:

Arcola Pictures Corp.
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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
5 Jun 1961
p. 1.
Daily Variety
30 Jun 1961
p. 4.
Daily Variety
10 Aug 1961
p. 2.
Daily Variety
19 Jun 1962
p. 3.
Daily Variety
15 Jan 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
1 Mar 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
3 Jun 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
27 Jun 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
23 Jul 1963
p. 10.
Daily Variety
26 Jul 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
21 Aug 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
22 Aug 1963
p. 3.
Daily Variety
23 Aug 1963
p. 11.
Daily Variety
26 Aug 1963
p. 7.
Daily Variety
28 Aug 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
6 Sep 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
9 Sep 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
12 Sep 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
17 Sep 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
19 Sep 1963
p. 8.
Daily Variety
20 Sep 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
24 Sep 1963
p. 2, 12.
Daily Variety
26 Sep 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
2 Oct 1963
p. 4.
Daily Variety
3 Oct 1963
p. 2.
Daily Variety
19 Feb 1964
p. 3.
Daily Variety
20 Feb 1964
p. 3.
Los Angeles Times
26 Jun 1963
Section D, p. 8.
Los Angeles Times
29 Aug 1963
Section C, p. 10.
Los Angeles Times
29 Sep 1963
Section D, p. 5.
Los Angeles Times
15 Dec 1963
Section B, p. 6.
Los Angeles Times
4 Feb 1964
Section C, p. 15.
Los Angeles Times
21 Feb 1964
Section C, p. 16.
New York Times
21 Jul 1963
p. 73
New York Times
18 Sep 1963
Section X, p. 9.
New York Times
23 Jul 1964
p. 19.
Variety
28 Oct 1964
p. 11.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec photog eff
Spec photog eff
MAKEUP
Makeup supv
Makeup
Hairstyles
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Scr supv
Key grip
Gaffer
Stills
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Shock Treatment by Winfred Van Atta (New York, 1961).
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 February 1964
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 19 February 1964
Production Date:
22 August--late September 1963
Copyright Claimant:
Arcola Pictures
Copyright Date:
19 February 1964
Copyright Number:
LP27600
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Black and White
Widescreen/ratio
CinemaScope
Duration(in mins):
94
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
20608
SYNOPSIS

Gardener Martin Ashley kills his wealthy employer and surrenders to police. Psychiatrist Edwina Beighley testifies at his trial and through her testimony Ashley is committed to a mental hospital for observation. The estate's executor, Manning, believes that Ashley is faking insanity and that he had hidden the million dollars the dead woman kept at the mansion. Manning hires actor Dale Nelson to get himself committed and find out from Ashley the location of the money. Nelson obtains admission to the hospital, eventually making friends with Ashley and falling in love with Cynthia, a young manic-depressive. Dr. Beighley, however, is suspicious of Nelson, and she orders an investigation of his background. Under hypnosis Ashley has told Dr. Beighley that he has a great deal of money. The doctor, desperate for research funds, tries to extract from him information as to the money's whereabouts, but she is unsuccessful. As Nelson's true purpose becomes known, Dr. Beighley subjects him to experimental injections which delay his impending discharge by putting him in catatonic states. He finally escapes, however, and, after finding that Manning has died, rushes to the burned mansion where he comes across Ashley and Dr. Beighley digging up the money. The discovery that the cache contains the ashes of burned currency unhinges the doctor's mind and provokes Ashley into an attempt on her life. In the ensuing fight Ashley is killed. The doctor is then committed to her own institution as Cynthia is ... +


Gardener Martin Ashley kills his wealthy employer and surrenders to police. Psychiatrist Edwina Beighley testifies at his trial and through her testimony Ashley is committed to a mental hospital for observation. The estate's executor, Manning, believes that Ashley is faking insanity and that he had hidden the million dollars the dead woman kept at the mansion. Manning hires actor Dale Nelson to get himself committed and find out from Ashley the location of the money. Nelson obtains admission to the hospital, eventually making friends with Ashley and falling in love with Cynthia, a young manic-depressive. Dr. Beighley, however, is suspicious of Nelson, and she orders an investigation of his background. Under hypnosis Ashley has told Dr. Beighley that he has a great deal of money. The doctor, desperate for research funds, tries to extract from him information as to the money's whereabouts, but she is unsuccessful. As Nelson's true purpose becomes known, Dr. Beighley subjects him to experimental injections which delay his impending discharge by putting him in catatonic states. He finally escapes, however, and, after finding that Manning has died, rushes to the burned mansion where he comes across Ashley and Dr. Beighley digging up the money. The discovery that the cache contains the ashes of burned currency unhinges the doctor's mind and provokes Ashley into an attempt on her life. In the ensuing fight Ashley is killed. The doctor is then committed to her own institution as Cynthia is discharged. +

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