An all-star cast, a brilliant director, an eminent producer, and a script from a fascinating book all contribute to making this a very dull movie, that surveys the ins-and-outs of a large psychiatric clinic and concludes that the staff may be more neurotic than the patients. There is a
new set of drapes to be chosen for the institution's library and Grahame, the often-overlooked wife of clinic head Widmark, wants the honor of making the selection. Gish (making her first MGM movie in 22 years) is the spinster business affairs director who insists on muslin drapes so they can save
money. Widmark asks Kerr, a new patient with suicidal tendencies, to design said drapes...