may have been a book that should have not been brought to the screen. Not even Rossen (who died shortly after finishing the movie), the man who brought us such memorable works as THE HUSTLER and ALL THE KING'S MEN, could solve the inherent problems. Beatty is a Korean War veteran who
returns to his Maryland home and takes a job in the occupational therapy department of a local mental hospital helping to reorient the wealthy patients to reality. He falls for Seberg, a patient, and they begin an affair, but he learns that she is two-timing him with a woman, Meacham, and that her
nymphomaniacal tendencies dominate her existence. Fonda, another patient, a...