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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan
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Dr. Miles Bennell implores Dr. Basset, "Doctor will you tell these fools I'm not crazy?"
Dr. Hill orders the police officers to release Miles and introduces himself: "I'm Dr. Hill from the state mental hospital."
Miles screams, "I'm not insane. I'm not insane." (0:02)

Becky, referring to her cousin Wilma, tells Miles: "She has a, well I guess you'd call it, a delusion..." She tells Miles that Wilma thinks her uncle Ira is an imposter." (0:06)

Hysterical young Jimmy thinks his mother is an imposter. Miles gives Jimmy's grandmother a bottle of medication, then has Jimmy swallow a pill. (0:09)

Wilma discusses her uncle Ira with Miles, who tells her, "Then you'll know that the trouble is inside you." (0:10)

Wilma: "Miles, am I going crazy?"
Miles: "Even these days it isn't as easy to go crazy as you might think. But you don't have to be losing your mind to need psychiatric help. I'd like you to see a doctor friend of mine."
Wilma: "Psychiatrist?"
Miles: "Dan Kauffman." (0:12)

Miles tells Becky, "I could start talking psychiatrical jargon..." (0:14)

Miles introduces Becky and Dr. Kauffman: "This is Dr. Kauffman, our one and only psychiatrist." (0:15)

Miles tells Dr. Kauffman, "I knew you'd been studying hypnosis, but when did you start reading minds?" Dr. Kaufman replies, "A strange neurosis, evidently contagious, and epidemic mass hysteria." (0:15)

Becky tells Miles, "That way lies madness." Miles responds, "What's wrong with madness?" (0:24)

Dr. Kauffman tells Miles, "Doctors can have hallucinations too... the mind is a strange and wonderful thing. I'm not sure it'll ever be able to figure itself out." (0:33)

Dr. Kauffman tells Miles, "These things happen, even to witch doctors like me... These gentlemen are patients badly in need of psychiatric treatment." (0:34)

Miles tells Becky, handing her some pills, "Here. Take two of these. They'll help you stay awake." (0:53)

Becky asks Miles, "Why didn't they just give us a shot or sleeping pill or something?" Miles replies, "Drugs dull the mind." Miles picks up a vial and draws up several syringes. When he and Becky inject their captors, they promptly lose consciousness. (1:01)

Miles tells Drs. Basset and Hill, "Don't just sit there measuring me for a straitjacket."
Basset asks Hill, "Well what do you think? Will psychiatry help?... Mad as a March hare." (1:18)

Reference in Space JamTie Me Up! Tie Me Down!