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The Man in the Net (1959)

 -  Mystery | Crime  -  29 May 1959 (Sweden)
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John Hamilton leaves a comfortable New York job to take up as an artist in a quiet Connecticut town. His dipso wife hates the life and falsely makes him out to be selfish, unsuccessful, and... See full summary »

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John Hamilton
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Linda Hamilton
Diane Brewster ...
Vicki Carey
John Lupton ...
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Sheriff Steve Ritter
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Gordon Moreland
Betty Lou Holland ...
Roz Moreland
John Alexander ...
Mr. Carey, Brad's Father
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State Police Capt. Green
Kathryn Givney ...
Mrs. Carey, Brad's Mother
Barbara Beaird ...
Emily Jones
Susan Gordon ...
Angel Jones
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Buck Ritter
Charles Herbert ...
Timmie Moreland
Steven Perry ...
Leroy, Alonzo's Son (as Steve Perry)
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John Hamilton leaves a comfortable New York job to take up as an artist in a quiet Connecticut town. His dipso wife hates the life and falsely makes him out to be selfish, unsuccessful, and, worst, someone who hits her. When she suddenly disappears suspicion falls on him and the townsfolk take the law into their own hands. Hamilton finds his only allies are the local children he has befriended. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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29 May 1959 (Sweden)  »

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Das tödliche Netz  »

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Script without a Net
13 August 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

After seeing the excellent "13 West Street" (1962), with Alan Ladd, I had high hopes for "The Man in the Net". Another B&W film from his later years might be similar, I thought. I was very disappointed. This movie had, I thought, MORE going in: like, famed Director Michael Curtiz, and co-star Carolyn Jones. They were not at their best.

As others have noticed, Ms. Jones does a totally-out-of-the-blue Bette Davis impression. I would have spotted her as a boozy floozy right off the bat, but even her BEST friend has no clue??? Mr. Ladd, great in "13 West Street" and one of the only things worth watching in "The Carpetbaggers"(1964), is not very good. The story is very weak. How is it that all the townspeople are stupid and their children so smart? Despite the weakness of the premise, there are some interestingly played scenes; the film does have a structure, which is easy and somewhat satisfying to follow, despite the implausibility.

**** The Man in the Net (1959) Michael Curtiz ~ Alan Ladd, Carolyn Jones, Diane Brewster


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