The Caretakers (1963)

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This movie chronicles the trials of the mentally ill and their care-givers in an over-crowded ward of a hospital. Dr. MacLeod (Robert Stack) is a new, optimistic doctor who attempts to ... See full summary »


  • Polly Bergen in The Caretakers (1963)
  • Ana María Lynch in The Caretakers (1963)
  • Polly Bergen and Robert Stack in The Caretakers (1963)
  • Constance Ford in The Caretakers (1963)
  • Joan Crawford and Constance Ford in The Caretakers (1963)
  • Joan Crawford in The Caretakers (1963)

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Did You Know?


Joan Crawford, then on the Pepsi-Cola board of directors, demanded that product placement shots be included in all her films of this era. Look for it here prominently advertised on the sides of dispensing carts at a mental hospital picnic.


When Lorna has a mental breakdown in a movie theater and rushes up to freak out on stage in front of screen, it's obvious that film on screen is a rear projection because neither she nor ushers trying to restrain her have projected images on them nor do they cast shadows on screen.


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