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      Shock

      Released Feb 1, 1946 1h 9m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 39% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A psychiatrist (Vincent Price) and a nurse (Lynn Bari) treat a veteran's (Frank Latimore) wife who has seen them kill the psychiatrist's wife. Read More Read Less

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      Kimberly Pierce Ticklish Business Shock proves itself to be a fascinating, but slightly frustrating, under-the-radar watch. Price absolutely shines in this early starring role, showing just why his stock continued to rise throughout the 1940s. Rated: 3/5 Apr 21, 2022 Full Review Jack Moffitt Esquire Magazine A vast studio like Twentieth Century-Fox... seldom can afford to experiment. But, when the budget is held down and young blood is called in, it is interesting to note that even so unwieldy an organization can achieve a rather dull imitation of Gaslight. Oct 7, 2020 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...not even remotely as effective as its premise might've indicated. Rated: 2/4 Sep 26, 2006 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews As always, Vincent Price is suited to be a fine villain. Rated: B Jan 12, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Richard G. R Listed as a film-noir, but I think it's more of a psychological thriller. Just an average flick, nothing more than that. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/22/24 Full Review j f Classic nuthouse/candlestick B Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/13/24 Full Review Jack S A mediocre execution doesn't help with a genuinely intriguing premise here: a doctor treating an incapacitated witness to a murder that he himself has committed. Neither does a generally weak supporting cast. But this one's still made watchable by an outstanding turn from Price, who's convincingly effective as a conflicted killer. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/01/23 Full Review deke p 1946!! VINCENT PRICE, lookin young & nice as psychiatrist, with impulse to murder followed by remorse. Kind of a combination twix GASLIGHT & REAR WINDOW. Rating it if only for PRICE Never heard of before saw on The Movie Channel, 1.20.2022. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review martin a An outstanding horror film, A Doctor in a hotel argues with his wife whom he wishes to divorce, she refuses and a row breaks out, he then hits her over the head, but unknown to him this has all been witnessed by an emotionally fragile woman in a room across the way, whose husband had been reported dead in action, but wasn't. As she waits for him she views the killing and goes into a state of shock. The Doctor is called to the scene and soon realizes that she has witnessed the killing. He takes her into his hospital and tries to convince her she is insane, so no one will believe her story, however, the Doctors nurse lover wants her dead as she stands between them and happiness. Great Film. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review stu b A tidy little thriller. Vincent Price stars as a psychiatrist who is called upon to treat the frightened young woman who saw him murder his wife. His choice is clear: do his best to cure her--witnessing the crime has left her in a state of speechless shock, and she has no memory of what the killer looked like (how fortunate for Mr. P.!)--or continue to silence her by plying her with drugs and, if necessary, let her die. Price is very good; Lynn Bari as his cruel, cold-blooded mistress (who is also, conveniently, his chief nurse) is even better. This one's a keeper. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/19 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A psychiatrist (Vincent Price) and a nurse (Lynn Bari) treat a veteran's (Frank Latimore) wife who has seen them kill the psychiatrist's wife.
      Director
      Alfred L. Werker
      Producer
      Aubrey Schenck
      Screenwriter
      Eugene Ling
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Twentieth Century Fox
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 1, 1946, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 25, 2018
      Runtime
      1h 9m
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