Movie poster for Bedlam starring Boris Karloff with Anna Lee

Director: Mark Robson
1946, 79 minutes)
In 1760s London, an actress campaigns to reform a horrific hospital for the insane, but instead finds herself committed to the institution by the corrupt head of the asylum. Starring Boris Karloff and Anna Lee, Bedlam was the last in a series of stylish horror films produced by Val Lewton for RKO Radio Pictures. The film was inspired by William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress, and Hogarth was given a writing credit.

The exhibition Hogarth: Cruelty and Humor will be open for program attendees.

Friday, July 19, 7 pm
Films are free with museum admission.

Advance reservations for Morgan Members only. Tickets are available at the Admission Desk on the day of the screening.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.