The Caretakers Poster

Release Date: 1963

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
Dr. MacLeod (Robert Stack), an idealistic psychiatrist, has developed a new type of therapy for severely disturbed individuals at a mental institution. However, head nurse Lucretia Terry (Joan Crawford) resists these changes, feeling that the only effective ways of dealing with patients are force and punishment. Even though MacLeod is rebuffed by many of the hospital staff, his methods show promise on some patients, including the frenzied Lorna Medford (Polly Bergen).

Cast: Robert Stack, Joan Crawford, Polly Bergen, Diane McBain, Janis Paige, Van Williams, Constance Ford, Sharon Hugueny

Director: Hall Bartlett

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Hall Bartlett Productions

Keywords: Quest, Rescue, Brash, Fascinating, Melodramatic, 1960s, Doctor


Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama