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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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Lucy Harbin: [to Michael] You sit down here with Carrol because I wouldn't want her to think I was taking her father away from her.

Lucy Harbin: Carol, you want a drink?
Carol Harbin: No thank you, Mother.
Lucy Harbin: But it's a celebration.

Lucy Harbin: [shakes Lucy's bracelets] Where did you get those?
Carol Harbin: I saved them, I remember the way they used to jangle when you picked me up to kiss me goodnight.

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This film is listed among The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE.
The sound effect for the heads being chopped off was the prop man wielding an ax and cutting a watermelon in half.
At Joan Crawford's insistence, Anne Helm was replaced by Diane Baker shortly after filming began.
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