About the film
london, england insane asylum class differences mental illness 18th century corrupt system quakerism mental health care social prejudices
Release Date: May 10, 1946
|Slogan||:||«Beauty at the mercy of madmen!»|
|Production Companies||:||RKO Radio Pictures|
|Producers||:||Jack J. Gross, Val Lewton|
|Writers||:||Mark Robson, Val Lewton|
London, 1761. St. Mary's of Bethlehem, a sinister madhouse, is visited by wealthy people who enjoy watching the patients confined there as if they were caged animals. Nell Bowen, one of the visitors, is horrified by the deplorable living conditions of the unfortunate inhabitants of this godforsaken place, better known as Bedlam.