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Genre  Drama, Horror, Thriller
Producer  Val Lewton
Language  English
6.9/10 IMDb

Director  Mark Robson
Music director  Roy Webb
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Country  United States
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Writer  William Hogarth, A Rakes Progress
Release date  May 10, 1946 (1946-05-10)
Cast  Boris Karloff (Master George Sims), Anna Lee (Nell Bowen), Billy House (Lord Mortimer), Ian Wolfe (Sidney Long), Richard Fraser (Hanny), Glen Vernon (The Gilded Boy)
Similar movies  Mad Max: Fury Road, Jurassic World, John Wick, Blackhat, Taken 3, Furious 7
Tagline  Sensational Secrets of Infamous Mad-house EXPOSED!

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Bedlam (1946) is a film starring Boris Karloff and Anna Lee, and was the last in a series of stylish horror B films produced by Val Lewton for RKO Radio Pictures. The film was inspired by William Hogarth's A Rake's Progress, and Hogarth was given a writing credit.

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Plot

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Set in 1761 in London, the film focuses on events at St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum, a fictionalized version of Bethlem Royal Hospital, also known as "Bedlam." After an acquaintance of aristocrat Lord Mortimer dies in an attempt to escape from the asylum, apothecary general Master George Sims (played by Karloff, a fictionalized version of an infamous head physician at Bethlem, John Monro) appeases Mortimer by having his "loonies" put on a show for him. Mortified by the treatment of the patients, Mortimer's protégé Nell Bowen (Lee) seeks the help of Whig politician John Wilkes to reform the asylum. Mortimer and Sims conspire to commit Nell to the asylum, where her initial fears of the fellow inmates do not sway her sympathetic commitment to improving their conditions. Frustrated by Nell's progress with the inmates, Sims threatens her with his strongest "cure" but his attempt is thwarted by the very inmates that Nell helped. Ultimately, Sims is deposed and Nell is rescued by her Quaker friend who had counselled her through the whole process.

Cast

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  • Boris Karloff as Master George Sims
  • Anna Lee as Nell Bowen
  • Billy House as Lord Mortimer
  • Richard Fraser as Hannay
  • Glen Vernon as The Gilded Boy
  • Ian Wolfe as Sidney Long
  • Jason Robards Sr. as Oliver Todd
  • Leyland Hodgson as John Wilkes
  • Joan Newton as Dorothea the Dove
  • Elizabeth Russell as Mistress Sims
  • Frankie Dee as Pompie
  • Releases

    Bedlam (film) Bedlam 1946 IMDb

    The movie recorded a loss of $40,000.

    Bedlam (film) Bedlam 1974 review Jonathan Rosenbaum

    The film has been released on DVD by Warner Bros. as part of a double release with Isle Of The Dead and as part of the Val Lewton Horror Collection, and features a commentary by film historian Tom Weaver.


    Bedlam (film) The Film Sufi Bedlam Val Lewton directed by Mark Robson 1946

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    References

    Bedlam (film) Wikipedia
    Bedlam (film) IMDbBedlam (film) Rotten TomatoesBedlam (film) themoviedb.org


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