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The Upturned Glass (1947)

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A British brain surgeon punishes the murderess of his lover.

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Rosamund John ...
Pamela Mason ...
Kate Howard (as Pamela Kellino)
Ann Stephens ...
Ann Wright
Morland Graham ...
Clay
Brefni O'Rorke ...
Dr. Farrell
Henry Oscar ...
Coroner
Jane Hylton ...
Miss Marsh
Sheila Huntington ...
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Susan Shaw ...
2nd Girl Student
Peter Cotes ...
Male Student
Nuna Davey ...
Mrs. Jenny Deva
Judith Carol ...
Joan Scott-Trotter
John Monaghan ...
U.S. Driver (as Jno. P. Monaghan)
Maurice Denham ...
Mobile Policeman
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A prominent neurosurgeon relates to his students in medical school a story about an affair he had with a married woman and how, after the affair was over, the woman one day fell out a window and died. The surgeon, suspecting that she was murdered, set out to find her killer--but, instead of turning the suspect over to the police, he planned to take his own revenge on the murderer. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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From the original story by Jno P. Monaghan.

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29 December 1947 (Portugal)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Michael Joyce: Up to this point in the present series of lectures, we've dealt exclusively with abnormal mentalities. I emphasise the fact that in civilised communities eighty percent of our murderers and violent criminals were those whose minds had been conditioned by exceptional nervous stress and unhealthy environment. Last Friday we dealt with the smaller group of strictly moronic criminals. And now we come to that much more interesting phenomenon - the sane criminal. The man who is prepared to pursue his...
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Well-structured But Gets A Bit Cluttered
20 April 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

In this suspenseful movie, we meet James Mason as he lectures about crime to a group of students. He is an eminent neurologist. In flashback, we learn of the girl whose eyesight he's saved. In the course of doing this, he fell in hove with her mother.

It's a murder-mystery; so that's as much plot as I'll give. Pamela Mason is appropriately unappealing as the woman's nosy sister-in-law. Mason, one of my favorite actors, is very good.

As a suspense movie -- a noir, of sorts -- it is excellent. It positions itself as more, unfortunately. Initially, it's intriguing to realize that the central figure in the case history Mason's reciting is himself. But there are red herrings. More distracting, there is philosophizing -- not to mention a most unsatisfactory final scene.


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