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Mental Illness: Major Films  
TitleBeautiful Dreamers (1992)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityMental
CountryCanada
Length107
GenreHistory
Rating3
DirectorJohn Harrison
CastColm Feore Rip Torn Wendel Meldrum Sheila McCarthy
NotesSet in Canada (c. 1880) The poet Walt Whitman and a psychiatrist, Dr. Maurice Bucke tackle the cruel, inhuman treatment meted out to mental patients at an asylum in London, Ontario. Rip Torn plays Whitman, Colm Feore the Doctor. Good acting from the leads and patients. An interesting touch of history. Whitman's brother was mentally ill.

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