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Asylum (1972)
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03.04.09

Asylum (1972) A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment. He hears stories about 1) the revenge of a murdered wife, 2) a tailor who makes a suit with some highly unusual qualities, 3) a woman who questions her sanity when it appears that her brother is conspiring against her, and 4) a man who builds tiny toy robots with lifelike human heads.

Movie Tagline:
The hot-blooded beauty in the cold freezer.

Title: Asylum
Release Date: November 17, 1972
Runtime: 88 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: UK
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A

MPAA Rating: PG

Director(s):
Roy Ward Baker

Cast:
Peter Cushing ...Smith
Britt Ekland ...Lucy
Herbert Lom ...Byron
Patrick Magee ...Dr. Rutherford
Barry Morse ...Bruno
Barbara Parkins ...Bonnie
Robert Powell ...Dr. Martin
Charlotte Rampling ...Barbara
Sylvia Syms ...Ruth
Richard Todd ...Walter
James Villiers ...George
Geoffrey Bayldon ...Max Reynolds
Ann Firbank ...Anna
Megs Jenkins ...Miss Higgins
John Franklyn Robbins ...Stebbins
Daniel Jones ...Dummy (as Dan Jones)
Sylvia Marriott ...Asylum Head Nurse
Tony Wall ...New Houseman
Frank Forsyth ...Asylum Gatekeeper

Producer(s):
Gustave M. Berne
Max Rosenberg
Milton Subotsky

Writer(s):
Robert Bloch

Composer(s):
Douglas Gamley
Modest Mussorgsky




Movie Soundtrack(s):
"A Night on the Bald Mountain"
"Pictures at an Exhibition"

More Movie Taglines:
  • The hot-blooded beauty in the cold freezer.
  • The doctor makes his last house call.
  • See the little metal man and his big knife.
  • See what the author of "Psycho" is up to now!
  • Look at the leg that creeps
  • but there's no body.
  • It's not easy breathing in a paper bag...especially if you're only a head.
  • Just look at the way they're dying...in the living room.
  • You have nothing to lose but your mind.
  • a polite warning: This House is Not a Home!
Movie Quote(s):
  • [explaining why he's in a wheelchair] Dr. Rutherford: Never turn your back on a patient.
  • Dr. Martin: Working with the mentally disturbed can cause a breakdown.
  • Dr. Rutherford: If you can recognise who is - or was - Dr. Starr, then I'll consider you qualified for the position.
  • [Smith orders an expensive suit, but tells the tailor he can only work on the garment after midnight] Smith: I happen to believe in astrology... there must be no mistake.
  • [Barbara's imaginary friend Lucy has just stabbed Barbara's brother and nurse to death] Lucy: I say... this is a lark, isn't it? There, Barbara, now you're free. Free of all of them.
Movie Trivia:
  • Geoffrey Bayldon was cast at the 11th hour to replace Spike Milligan who dropped out before shooting began.
  • Herbert Lom shot his cameo in half a day, he was booked for a day.
  • Peter Cushing filmed his part in two days.
  • Arthur Grant was booked as director of photography but three weeks before shooting discovered he was terminally Ill and had to reluctantly drop out. Denys N. Coop stepped in at short notice.
  • Richard Todd has stated in interviews that he regrets making this film.
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Keywords:
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