Today's description yoinked from google video, wikipedia, my brain, and the blog 3B Theater ...
"Shock is a 1946 film noir directed by Alfred L. Werker and stars Vincent Price, Lynn Bari and Anabel Shaw.
This creepy and hammy black and white noir is the story of a woman, Janet Stewart (Anabel Shaw) who goes into shock after witnessing a murder. Unfortunately for Janet she finds herself under the care of Dr Cross, who just happens to be the man who she witnessed murdering his wife.
It's a pretty scary thought, I suppose: being trapped inside a hospital and under the care of doctor whose best interests are served if everyone thinks that you are mad. It's also a scary thought to have Vincent freaking Price as your doctor, too.
At the time of its release reviewer Bosley Crowther of The New York Times took particular offense to the film's treatment of Price as a psychiatrist who attempts to do away with his patient, a woman who has lost her mind after witnessing the murder her own doctor had committed.
You see, coming in the wake of World War II, in which so may people had suffered shock and could benefit from treatment of their anxieties, Crowther asked the 'critical observer to protest in no uncertain tones' the movie's 'social disservice' in its fostering 'apprehension against the treatment of nervous disorders', deploring the lack of consideration for those in need of treatment evidenced by producer Aubrey Schenck and distributor Twentieth-Century Fox.
Running at a brief 70 minutes, Shock is an easily digestible little suspense fil;m that won't repeat on you or give you heartburn or leave you with a bad taste on your mouth. And if nothing else, the film proved that Price had the chops for leading man material, and his days as a second banana were soon destined to be behind him."
Steve's Snacks Of The Week:
Chili Cheese Fritos
Leftover Ice Cream
5 Different Types Of Gum
AND NOW Steve Galindo and this blog are pleased to bring you today's Church-less Movie Of The Week absolutely FREE!
But a few rules first. There's absolutely no talking in Steve's Theater-talkers will be shat upon with vengeance. No cell phones or African-American berries in the theater. And be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).
Enjoy the show y'all!