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The Frightened Man (1952)

The hidden life of a second-hand dealer inadvertently ensnares his son. Julius Rosselli (Dermot Walsh), whose expulsion from Oxford and subsequent participation with jewel thieves breaks ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dermot Walsh ...
Julius Rosselli
Barbara Murray ...
Amanda
Charles Victor ...
Mr. Rosselli
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Maxie
Michael Ward ...
Cornelius Hart
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Vera
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Harry Armstrong
Annette D. Simmonds ...
Marcella (as Annette Simmonds)
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Alec Stone
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Inspector Bligh
Peter Bayliss ...
Bilton
Thomas Gallagher ...
Matthews (as Thomas Galagher)
Reginald Dyson ...
Dr. Luigi
Armand Guinle ...
Mr. Dent (as Amando Guinle)
Tony Spear ...
Airline Booking Clerk
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The hidden life of a second-hand dealer inadvertently ensnares his son. Julius Rosselli (Dermot Walsh), whose expulsion from Oxford and subsequent participation with jewel thieves breaks the heart of his father (Charles Victor), heads towards a calamity replete with Greek irony. Written by John Paul FD Morris

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March 1952 (UK)  »

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Rosselli and Son  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Just because this is a relatively low budget film does NOT mean it's bad in any way.
10 January 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Julius Rosselli (Dermot Walsh) is coming home for what his father thinks is just a visit. After all, the young man is going to Oxford. However, he soon admits that he's been thrown out of school. While you'd think his father would be furious, Mr. Rosselli (Charles Victor) adores his son and cannot imagine that he is a bad sort. But Julius is spoiled and rather hateful--and soon falls in with criminal elements. The bottom line is that he wants wealth and fun but doesn't want to work for it. It's a shame, as he's not only hurting his father but has just convinced a nice lady to marry him and she is bound to be disappointed in her husband. All the while, Mr. Rosselli loves his son and puts up with all sorts of verbal abuse from the guy. You really want to see Julius get what he deserves and what happens next, you'll just have to see for yourself. However, expect the unexpected in this lovely little crime film.

"The Frightened Man" turned out to be a dandy movie despite the very low budget and a cast consisting mostly of lesser-known actors. The script was great--with some wonderful characters and a great plot twist near the end. Walsh, in particular, did a great job in his portrayal of Julius--the guy you love to hate. However, Victor also did a darned nice job. Overall a very good film with everything going for it but a big budget. Well worth your time.


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