High Wall

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Steven Kenet, suffering from a recurring brain injury, appears to have strangled his wife. Having confessed, he's committed to an understaffed county asylum full of pathetic inmates. There, Dr. Ann Lorrison is initially skeptical about Kenet's story and reluctance to undergo treatment. But against her better judgement, she begins to doubt his guilt.

  1. Lester Cole


  2. Sydney Boehm


  3. Curtis Bernhardt


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  1. Robert Taylor

    Robert Taylor

    Steven Kenet

  2. Audrey Totter

    Audrey Totter

    Dr. Ann Lorrison

  3. Herbert Marshall

    Herbert Marshall

    Willard I. Whitcombe

  4. Dorothy Patrick

    Dorothy Patrick

    Helen Kenet

  5. H.B. Warner

    H.B. Warner

    Mr. Slocum

  6. Warner Anderson

    Warner Anderson

    r. George Poward

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 39m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • December 17, 1947



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Murders and Medicinal Mania.

High Wall is directed by Curtis Bernhardt and adapted to screenplay by Sydney Boehm and Lester Cole from the play by Alan R. Clark and Bradbury Foote. It stars Robert Taylor, Audrey Totter, Herbert Marshall, Dorothy Patrick and H.B. Warner. Music is by Bronislau Kaper and cinematography by Paul Vogel.

Suffering from a brain injury sustained during the war, Steven Kenet (Taylor) is further rocked by the realisation that he may have strangled his wife during one of his blackout episodes. Committed to a county asylum, Steven responds to treatment by Dr. Ann Lorr... read the rest.

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