High anxiety (Captioned)

United States, 1977

Film
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‘High Anxiety’ is a parody of, and a dedication to, the cinema of Alfred Hitchcock. Using the simple plot of a psychiatrist with a fear of heights who arrives to take up a top post as head of the Institute for the Very, Very Nervous, Mel Brooks uses a gamut of scatological, Freudian and slap-stick jokes to create hilarious parodies of famous scenes in ‘The Birds’, ‘Psycho’, ‘Vertigo’ et. al. Cast includes Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn and Harvey Korman. The script was co-written by Barry Levinson.

Credits

production company

Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Crossbow Films

producer/director

Mel Brooks

Duration

01:34:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1977

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303920

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Closed captioning

Comedy

Comedy → Satire

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Captioned

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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