Strait-Jacket (1964)



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Movie Info

A real chiller with a touch of camp, this suspenseful horror film stars an aging Joan Crawford as a woman who spends 20 years locked up in a hospital for the criminally insane after committing a series of axe murders. After her release, she seems normal enough and lives with her daughter. But when the axe murders resume, and she keeps having realistic flashbacks, the horror begins anew.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Bloch
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 12, 2002
Sony Pictures Entertainment


as Lucy Harbin

as Carol Harbin

as Bill Cutler

as Leo Krause

as Raymond Fields

as Michael Fields

as Emily Cutler

as Mrs. Fields

as Dr. Anderson

as Dr. Anderson

as Frank Hardin

as Stella Fulton

as Carol at age 3

as 1st little girl

as 2nd little girl

as Shoe clerk

as Beauty Operator
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Critic Reviews for Strait-Jacket

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This one has a very high quality of dialogue and performance.

Full Review… | October 23, 2009
Combustible Celluloid

Joan Crawford in a shlocky classic B thriller and all about axe murders.

March 9, 2006

It's only a movie.

Full Review… | January 28, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

November 7, 2005

Audience Reviews for Strait-Jacket

This is a fun murder mystery, you think you know what's going on, but it surprises you. I really liked it.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

One of the top 5 William Castle films? Could be number one actually.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

omg hilarious. actually i felt a little sorry for joan. this is what happened to female stars who were considered too old to play romantic leads. i would love to own this poster tho :p

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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