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Man on Fire (1957)

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A wealthy businessman whose wife has divorced him is bitter about the divorce and prevents his ex-wife from seeing their child. The ex-wife takes him to court, and a judge tries to ... See full summary »

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Earl Carleton
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Nina Wylie
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Gwen Seward
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Sam Dunstock
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Theodore 'Ted' Carleton
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A wealthy businessman whose wife has divorced him is bitter about the divorce and prevents his ex-wife from seeing their child. The ex-wife takes him to court, and a judge tries to determine what will be best for the child. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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21 October 1957 (Sweden)  »

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Theodore 'Ted' Carleton: King Solomon who was going to cut the baby in half. Why did Solomon smile?
Earl Carleton: Because he knew who the real mother was.
Theodore 'Ted' Carleton: The one who gave up the baby.
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Fine Film of a Messy Divorce Situation
16 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a beautifully written, produced and acted drama about a bitter divorce situation. The subject is sensitive and the presentation direct, to the point, and brutally honest.

This finely crafted drama slowly builds from its foundation to reveal the ugly side of domestic tension. The photography, editing and music all are effective in their simplicity and at times stark execution.

The acting is top notch throughout, particularly Bing Crosby, Inger Stevens, and Anne Seymour as leads, with the always dependable E. G. Marshall in a supporting role.

An interesting footnote: at this writing the film lacks to date a single professional critic review on IMDb, only user reviews. A careful internet search reveals a most thoughtful review by Bosley Crowther of the N. Y. Times and a revealing article on TCM. Rarely has a work with such top notch actors and artistic accomplishment been so lacking in critical commentary.

For myself, I fully appreciate this "Man on Fire" as a thoughtful, deeply felt and often shattering drama of domestic strife.


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