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The Man with a Cloak (1951)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  8 September 1952 (Sweden)
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In 1848, a young Frenchwoman, Madeline Minot, goes to New York City to see Thevenet, the grandfather of her fiance. Thevenet had been with Napoleon and may be sympathetic to the political ... See full summary »

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Lorna Bounty
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Charles Francois Thevenet
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Madeline Minot
Joe De Santis ...
Joseph Martin
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Margaret Wycherly ...
Emma Flynn
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Durand
Nicholas Joy ...
Dr. Roland
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Mitchell Lewis ...
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In 1848, a young Frenchwoman, Madeline Minot, goes to New York City to see Thevenet, the grandfather of her fiance. Thevenet had been with Napoleon and may be sympathetic to the political aims of his grandson. She finds the old man in very bad spirits, living in a large house with a housekeeper and a butler who are just waiting for him to die (and perhaps helping him along a bit) so they can inherit his fortune. They see Madeline as a threat to their plans. She is aided in her dealings with these strange people by a mysterious man in a cloak. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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O Homem das Sombras  »

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After the first meeting with Madeleine, Charles Theverner addresses his pet raven named Villon, after the French poet François Villon, and quotes from Villon's "Ballade des dames du temps jadis" ("Ballad of the Ladies of Times Past"): "Où sont les neiges d'antant?" ("Oh, where are the snows of yesteryear!"). Later, Dupin quotes the same Ballad in English. He also reads from the book a few lines of Edgar Poe's "The Raven." See more »

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Mrs. Inness, landlady: You know, it's the first of the month.
Dupin: I can understand you excitement, it only comes once every thirty days.
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Another Yesterday
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Music and Lyrics by Earl K. Brent
Performed by Barbara Stanwyck (dubbed by Harriet Lee)
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21 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this on Television the other day --- The writers know how to create great dialogue --- Movie has been under-rated with technical critique --- See it if you have a chance and choose for yourself. I am searching for the screen play so that I may examine the lines in greater detail. Also I am investigating how the screen writers collaborated to produce quality bit of badinage and intelligences. I went to TNT but their database doesn't have it listed so I can't buy the film from them. I want to see it again if ever it is broadcast again so I may confirm my first impression. I think, to make this comment longer, that the best comments are the most distilled comments; ones that do not show any attempt to show or claim superior knowledge. That explains why my preferences demand concise, to the point, relevant dialogue lines. I hope you will forgive me for being so wordy.


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