The Caretakers (Borderlines)
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The Caretakers (Borderlines)
A "bad movie" with a fervent fan following, The Caretakers is set in a bleak mental institution. Joan Crawford plays the hard-bitten head nurse (we first see her taking a karate lesson!) who is dead set against the progressive theories of new doctor Robert Stack. After a few minutes' exposure to the inmates, half the audience has sided with Crawford. The most disturbed individual in the place is Polly Bergen, who never speaks when screaming will do. But thanks to the compassionate treatment of Dr. Stack, it is Bergen who saves the day by preventing fellow inmate Barbara Barrie… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The only good thing in this campy Joan Crawford mental hospital flick is the Oscar-nominated cinematography by Lucien Ballard."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"An unintentionally funny overwrought melodrama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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