High Anxiety

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Just after becoming the director of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, Very Nervous, Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke (Mel Brooks) is greeted by a series of mysterious events. When his colleagues -- including the militaristic and mustachioed Nurse Diesel (Cloris Leachman) -- become leery of his questions, they accuse him of murder. Thorndyke's own mental health comes into question as he struggles to clear his name in the midst of a crippling bout of a condition known as "high anxiety."

Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Sunday December 25 1977
Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

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