Pressure Point is a 1962 American psychological drama film directed and co-written by Hubert Cornfield. It stars Sidney Poitier and Bobby Darin, about a prison psychiatrist treating an American Nazi sympathizer during World War II.
The film begins at a psychiatric institution in 1962. A young doctor (Peter Falk) on a staff headed by a senior psychiatrist (Sidney Poitier) is frustrated with his patient, who is black and detests him because he is white. The doctor has been trying for a breakthrough for 7 1/2 months and feels he cannot go on; he demands that his patient be assigned to another psychiatrist. The senior psychiatrist, who is black, then tells of having an experience 20 years earlier in 1942 with a Nazi sympathizer at a federal penitentiary where he then worked as a psychiatrist.
|author||Hubert Cornfield S. Lee Pogostin|
|keywords||arrest beat budding romance doctor who federal bureau of prisons federal penitentiary flashback great depression great depression in the united states impoverish nazi nazi germany nazism old man present day racism racist sedition young woman|
|theme||prison psychological drama|