The Shrike Poster

Release Date: 1955

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
In a state-run mental hospital, theatrical director Jim Downs (Jose Ferrer) is convalescing after a failed suicide attempt. His wife, Ann (June Allyson), visits every day under the pretext of offering love and support, but in fact she criticizes him mercilessly for his various failings. Jim's new love, a young actress named Charlotte (Joy Page), offers the possibility of escape, but first Jim must decide, with his psychiatrists' help, whether or not to give the marriage one more chance.

Cast: José Ferrer, June Allyson, Joy Page, Kendall Clark, Isabel Bonner, Jay Barney, Somer Alberg, Edward Platt

Director: José Ferrer

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Rivalry, Forbidden love, Emotional, Escape, Tense, Wife, 1950s, Intense, Temptation, Husband