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Release Date: May 10, 1946

Year    :   1946
Slogan    :   «Beauty at the mercy of madmen!»
Genres    :   Drama, Thriller
Production Companies    :   RKO Radio Pictures
Director    :   Mark Robson
Producers    :   Jack J. Gross, Val Lewton
Writers    :   Mark Robson, Val Lewton
RunTime    :   76 mins.

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.

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