Walton Arts Center & Walmart AMP present

High Anxiety

Film Screening

DATE: Saturday, Oct. 24, 2pm

LOCATION: Starr Theater at Walton Arts Center


AGE RECOMMENDATION: this film is rated PG

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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."

  • Director: Mel Brooks
  • Production year: 1977
  • Rating: PG
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Cast: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman