High Anxiety

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Generally juvenile and crass spoof of Hitchcock thrillers, filching themes and scenes from Vertigo, Psycho, The Birds, Spellbound, etc, in its story of a psychologist going to work at a very strange and sinister Institute for the Very Very Nervous. Most of the gags are either incredibly obvious or depressingly scatological, or both. But there are a couple of nice touches, one satirising Hitchcock's use of orchestral scores, and the other his relentlessly prowling, voyeuristic camera.

By: GA


Release details

94 mins

Cast and crew

Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks, Ron Clark, Rudy DeLuca, Barry Levinson
Mel Brooks
Madeline Kahn
Cloris Leachman
Harvey Korman
Ron Carey
Dick Van Patten
Rudy DeLuca
Barry Levinson
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