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The Man in the Net (1959)

Unrated  |   |  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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Complete credited cast:
John Hamilton
Linda Hamilton
Diane Brewster ...
Vicki Carey
John Lupton ...
Brad Carey
Sheriff Steve Ritter
Gordon Moreland
Betty Lou Holland ...
Roz Moreland
John Alexander ...
Mr. Carey, Brad's Father
State Police Capt. Green
Kathryn Givney ...
Mrs. Carey, Brad's Mother
Barbara Beaird ...
Emily Jones
Angel Jones
Buck Ritter
Charles Herbert ...
Timmie Moreland
Steven Perry ...
Leroy, Alonzo's Son (as Steve Perry)


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 <>

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The Most Suspense-Charged 97 Minutes in Motion Pictures!


Mystery | Crime


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Release Date:

29 May 1959 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Das tödliche Netz  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Also recorded in Woodstock, CT at The Pink House. Woodstock, CT is also located in the Northeast corner of the state which is also known as The Quiet Corner. See more »

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Shane is a murderer! Or IS he?
24 May 2007 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

And he's a painter, too. Or IS he? Yikes, this movie has some of the worst art ostensibly painted by an underrated but talented artist ever seen in movies! Ladd gives a dispirited performance. We have a long history with him. So we like his character and wish the best outcome for the trouble he gets in. But LLadd seems to be walking through it.

Carolyn Jones is pretty good as his alcoholic wife. She was capable of better. She had an odd look that Hollywood didn't seem to know how to use. (Well, not till "The Addams Family." And it's a shame that's what she's remembered for.) Around this time several movies about adults' friendships with precious children came out. This is one of them. It was probably viewed as charming at the time -- sort of like a man's friendship with dogs or kindness to his own children or to orphans.

Today, for better or for worse, a man who spent much of his time with preteen children would be highly suspicious to his neighbors. In the movie, Ladd's character is hounded by the townspeople for possibly having killed Jones. Today he wouldn't have lasted that long in a suburban area like this, hanging around with children.

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