June 29, 2008

...Strait-Jacket (1964)

Joan Crawford does her best Bette Davis impression as the redeemed axe murderer home from the asylum in Strait-Jacket. Joan's schizophrenic performance brought on by the flip of a wig is a barnstorm and Diane Baker's is subtly underplayed as they slog through this unintentionally funny script with a story that has half the tension of writer Robert Bloch's far superior Psycho. But, if one does not expect more from the movie than the one we get here, one will still be pleased.

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