High Anxiety

1977

Mel Brooks
Director
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Studio

New head of The Psycho-Neurotic Institute for the Very, Very Nervous encounters weird goings-on. . .

Genial spoof of Hitchcock isn't quite up there with Mel's greatest, and might resonate more with film students than the general public, but it's a pleasant way to spend an hour and a half. Brooks acquits himself well in his first leading role. I still think Barry Levinson steals the film as the worst bellboy ever.

As usual with so many of Brooks' films, it's hard to pick out many of the credited cast, especially given the vague character roles.

-Dave W.



25th December 1977
Cinema



94 mins
1.85:1


4th April 2006
DVD








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Mel Brooks
Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke
Madeline Kahn
Victoria Brisbane
Cloris Leachman
Nurse Charlotte Diesel
Harvey Korman
Dr. Charles Montague
Ron Carey
Brophy
Howard Morris
Professor Lilloman
Dick Van Patten
Dr. Phillip Wentworth
Jack Riley
The Desk Clerk
Charlie Callas
Cocker Spaniel
Ron Clark
Zachary Cartwright III
Rudy DeLuca
Braces, the Killer
Barry Levinson
Dennis the Bellboy
Lee Delano
Norton
Richard Stahl
Dr. Baxter
Darrell Zwerling
Dr. Eckhardt
Murphy Dunne
Piano Player
Al Hopson
Man Who Is Shot
Robert Ridgely
Flasher
(as Bob Ridgely)
Albert Whitlock
Arthur Brisbane
(as Albert J. Whitlock)
Pearl Shear
Screaming Woman at Gate
Arnold Soboloff
Dr. Colburn
Eddie Ryder
Doctor at Convention
Sandy Helberg
Airport Attendant
Fred Franklyn
Man (Bar Patron from Cincinatti)
(as Fredric Franklyn)
Deborah Dawes
Stewardess
Bernie Kuby
Dr. Wilson
Billy Sands
Customer
Ira Miller
Psychiatrist with Children
Jimmy Martinez
Waiter
Beatrice Colen
Maid
Robert Manuel
Policeman at Airport
Hunter von Leer
Policeman at Airport
John Dennis
Orderly
Robin Menken
Cocktail Waitress
Frank Campanella
Bartender
Henry Kaiser
New Groom
Bullets Durgom
Man in Phone Booth
Joe Bellan
Male Attendant
Mitchell Bock
Bar Patron
Jay Burton
Patient
Bryan Englund
Orderly #2
Anne Macey
Screaming Woman
Alan U. Schwartz
Psychiatrist
Unknown
Butler
Joyce Brothers
Herself (sort of)
(uncredited)
Unknown
Psychiatrist at Convention
Unknown
Hyatt Security Guard
Unknown
Hyatt Security Guard
Allan Graf
Man Going Through Metal Detector
(uncredited)
Unknown
Man at Airport
Unknown
Airport Security Guard
Anne Bancroft
Thorndyke's Mother in Flashback
(uncredited)
Robert Lussier
Thorndyke's Father in Flashback
(uncredited)
Jerry Brutsche
Stunts
David Armstrong
Club Patron
Nick Borgani
Lecture Guest
Charles Cirillo
Commuter at Airport
Robert Cole
Club Patron
Fred Fisher
Club Patron
Michael Frost
Hotel Desk Clerk
Robert Hitchcock
Commuter at Airport
Norman Palmer
Club Patron
Arnold Roberts
Commuter at Airport
Nico Stevens
Club Patron
Judith Woodbury
Club Patron
Golden Gate Bridge
Itself

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