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Shock (1946)





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In this thriller, psychiatrist Dr. Cross (Vincent Price) kills his wife and expects to get away with murder, until he discovers that the slaying was observed by a next-door neighbor, Janet Stewart (Anabel Shaw). As Janet attempts to convince her husband (Frank Latimore) of the doctor's dastardly deed, Cross shows up to advise him that Janet is in dire need of some in-depth counseling.

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Anabel Shaw
as Mrs. Janet Stewart
Vincent Price
as Dr. Richard Cross
Lynn Bari
as Nurse Elaine Jordan
Frank Latimore
as Lt. Paul Stewart
Reed Hadley
as O'Neill
Renee Carson
as Mrs. Hatfield
John Davidson
as Mr. Edwards
Selmar Jackson
as Dr. Blair
Selmer Jackson
as Dr. Blair
Pierre Watkin
as Hotel Manager
Mary Young
as Miss Penny
Charles Tannen
as Hotel Clerk
Robert Adler
as Male Nurse
George E. Stone
as Cabdriver
Cecil Weston
as Patient
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Critic Reviews for Shock

All Critics (3)

A vast studio like Twentieth Century-Fox... seldom can afford to experiment. But, when the budget is held down and young blood is called in, it is interesting to note that even so unwieldy an organization can achieve a rather dull imitation of Gaslight.

October 7, 2020 | Full Review…

...not even remotely as effective as its premise might've indicated.

September 26, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

As always, Vincent Price is suited to be a fine villain.

January 12, 2005 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shock


Vinnie kills his nagging wife in a flyaway moment of rage, but is seen by an hapless innocent busy looking for her husband, and so begins this little bit o'sinister as Vinnie wonders about whether he can be a coldblooded killer, whether he is, or maybe he was just trying it out for size, one time, no harm, no foul. Not bad.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Nice nostalgic thriller featuring the indomitable Mr. Vincent Price as a psychiatrist caught between his manipulative mistress and his ever weakening sense of morality. Shock isn't groundbreaking cinema but it's a solid vehicle for Price's villainous screen persona.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer


Price is shocking in this movie. I recommend seeing it without reading the synopsis or anything first, it's more shocking that way. I love this movie and was shocked to find that it is featured on almost every one of those 50 movie pack DVD boxes. Anyway, if you love Vincent Price, check this out.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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