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Strait-Jacket (1964) was a Drama - Horror Film directed by William Castle and produced by William Castle.

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Joan Crawford in a Strait-Jacket

By Rick29 on Jan 24, 2019 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Before the credits even roll in Strait-Jacket (1964), a narrated flashback provides all the background information we need to know. It starts with Frank Harbin hooking up with ex-girlfriend Stella while his wife Lucy is out of town. Frank takes Stella back to the farm for some hanky-panky, even thou... Read full article


By Barry P. on Jul 30, 2016 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1964) Directed by William Castle; Written by Robert Bloch; Starring: Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson, John Anthony Hayes and George Kennedy Available on DVD Rating: ***½ “Today I saw a different Lucy. A woman who’s trying to look and act as if those 2... Read full article

Strait-Jacket (1964)

By Emily on Feb 24, 2014 From The Vintage Cameo

Strait-Jacket is a delightfully campy ’60s thriller starring the indomitable Joan Crawford, directed by B-movie legend William Castle, and written by Robert Bloch, whom you may know as the author of?Psycho. With all those pedigrees in place, it’s no wonder that?Strait-Jacket is a classic... Read full article


By RBuccicone on Nov 9, 2010 From MacGuffin Movies

Strait-Jacket (1964) ???? So begins part two of the “Joan Crawford: Old and Crazy” reviews, and although I have given Strait-Jacket the same rating as Berserk, the?former is a better flick by comparison. Filmed three years earlier than her circus-murder movie, Crawford actually?behaves h... Read full article

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Carol Harbin: Their first mistake was thinking that the child was asleep, the second mistake was that the wife had decided to come home that night on the train.

Carol Harbin: I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! No I didn't mean that, I love you. I hate you!

Lucy Harbin: Leave me alone! Leave me alone! I'm not guilty! I'm not guilty!

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Facts about

The storyline for the movie was originally to end at the scene in the Fields' home after Lucy Harbin has exposed her daughter Carol who is seen ranting and raving about how she had planned everything, but Joan Crawford used her considerable clout to push for and receive an additional scene afterward which showcased her explaining everything to her brother, thus having the movie end with the audience's last impression being of Joan Crawford.
The sculpture of Joan Crawford used in the film was indeed real, created by Yucca Salamunich, a Yugoslav artist. The sculpture was originally presented to Crawford in 1941 on the set of A Woman's Face.
Mitchell Cox (Dr. Anderson) was not an actor but was actually the vice-president of the Pepsi-Cola Company. Joan Crawford had made this arrangement without consulting with producer William Castle.
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