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The Man Upstairs (1958)

Approved | | Drama | 13 February 1961 (Sweden)
John Wilson is troubled with pain and and an inability to sleep. He tries to light the gas-fire and seeks held from another lodger, artist Nicholas, who is spending the night with his model... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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The Man Upstairs
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The Inspector
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Sanderson
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Mrs. Barnes
Virginia Maskell ...
Helen Grey
Kenneth Griffith ...
Mr. Pollen
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Mrs. Lawrence
Alfred Burke ...
Mr. Barnes
Charles Houston ...
Nicholas
Maureen Connell ...
Miss Blair
Amy Dalby ...
Miss Acres
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The Superintendent
Patrick Jordan ...
Injured Sergeant
Graham Stewart ...
Sergeant Morris
Victor Brooks ...
Sergeant Collins
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John Wilson is troubled with pain and and an inability to sleep. He tries to light the gas-fire and seeks held from another lodger, artist Nicholas, who is spending the night with his model and is reluctant to be disturbed. Another neighbor, Pollen, tries to be helpful but is hit by Wilson. Frightened and angry, Pollen calls for police help. The others in the boarding house are awaken by this time, and Mrs. Harris tries to help the mentally confused Wilson but he also refuses her help. The police clash with Dr. Sanderson, a welfare worker, who thinks he can take the gun-toting Wilson without complications, but when a police sergeant is injured, Police Inspector Thompson is determined to take Wilson by force if necessary. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A taut, off-beat thriller...90 minutes of chilling suspense. See more »

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13 February 1961 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Gaspoletten  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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No fades, dissolves or background music; the action takes place in exactly the running time of the film. See more »

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Beast of the Jungle
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Music by J.S. Zamecnik
SynchroFox Music Library
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The 35 Year Old Richard Attenborough
18 November 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Although Dickie Attenborough was appearing in some bold projects like this one, I didn't find any substance to it. I was disappointed with this film. It just dragged on wasting 90 minutes of my life. He needed to make his own films by this stage.


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