Shock Treatment1961 novel by Winfred Van Atta
Sydney Boehm (screenplay), Winfred Van Atta (novel)
Timothy Carey(Hulking patient)
Grave Encounters 2,
The Shadowed Mind,
You Won't Be The Same When You Come Out Of Shock Treatment
After beheading wealthy Mrs. Townsend, gardener Martin Ashley (McDowall) turns himself in to the police, is found insane and sent to a mental institution ruled by psychiatrist Edwina Beighley (Bacall).
Townsend's executor (Judson Laire) is suspicious of Ashley and hires actor Dale Nelson (Whitman) to simulate madness and locate a million dollars in stolen loot that Ashley might have hidden. Nelson becomes acquainted with Cynthia Albright, a patient, and develops a personal interest in her.
Dr. Beighley uses hypnosis on Ashley and learns of a million dollars he supposedly has buried. She is desperate for money to continue her work. She also comes to realize that Nelson is not who or what he seems to be. Before he can flee, Nelson is given injections of drugs by Dr. Beighley that leave him in catatonic states.
Late one night, Ashley and Dr. Beighley are discovered digging a hole near the old Townsend estate. In the box Ashley has buried is nothing but the ashes of money he has burned. Ashley and the doctor are both quite mad, and they end up admitted in the hospital while Nelson and Cynthia are set free.
ReferencesShock Treatment (1964 film) Wikipedia
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