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...
Two Fuller Classics.
- Shock Corridor review by Steve Mason
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Shock Corridor is peak period, ex newsman Fuller's allegory of a reporter who enters a mental hospital in search of a killer. Naked Kiss is a tabloidesque shocker about an ex-jailbird's attempt to go straight in a small, conservative, American town. Both are outstanding.