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Jul 27, 2021Olivia DeHavilland scorches the earth in her portrayal of a woman who awakens to find herself in a mental hospital without a reason why, and indeed without reason. It's a rare work that engages the disenfranchised so courageously and with such searing honesty. While the depiction of the overseeing doctor, his methods, and diagnosis might be problematic, as well as the problem resolution, there is no doubt about the presentation. Excellent work. Must see.
Oct 12, 2016I watched this movie in health class when I was 15 and it disturbed me so much it has made my list of movies that have given me ongoing nightmares. This movie is a little to real for the time, mental illness was seen as a made up sickness and medical professionals did not have the tools to appropriately treat these illnesses. A must see for those in the mental health field and anyone who liked Girl,Interrupted.Jessica S Super Reviewer
Mar 26, 2014De Havilland is fantastic but the film falls a wee bit short in terms of really getting into the mental health issue. Nonetheless it is tremendously entertaining and I'm sure it was enlightening for the time.John B Super Reviewer
Mar 13, 2011I think for it's time, this movie was probably groundbreaking, but to watch it now, it just seems kind of silly.