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The Upturned Glass (1947)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 1 August 1947 (UK)
A British brain surgeon punishes the murderess of his lover.

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John Monaghan (from the original story by) (as Jno P. Monaghan), John Monaghan (screenplay) (as Jno. P. Monaghan) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Mason ... Michael Joyce
Rosamund John ... Emma Wright
Pamela Mason ... Kate Howard (as Pamela Kellino)
Ann Stephens Ann Stephens ... Ann Wright
Morland Graham Morland Graham ... Clay
Brefni O'Rorke ... Dr. Farrell
Henry Oscar ... Coroner
Jane Hylton ... Miss Marsh
Sheila Huntington Sheila Huntington ... 1st Girl Student
Susan Shaw ... 2nd Girl Student
Peter Cotes Peter Cotes ... Male Student
Nuna Davey ... Mrs. Jenny Deva
Judith Carol Judith Carol ... Joan Scott-Trotter
John Monaghan John Monaghan ... U.S. Driver (as Jno. P. Monaghan)
Maurice Denham ... Mobile Policeman
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Storyline

A prominent neurosurgeon relates to his students in medical school a story about an affair he had with a married woman and how, after the affair was over, the woman one day fell out a window and died. The surgeon, suspecting that she was murdered, set out to find her killer--but, instead of turning the suspect over to the police, he planned to take his own revenge on the murderer. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1947 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Upturned Glass See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sydney Box Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

The waiter hands Kate Howard the menu, then immediately hands it to her again. See more »

Quotes

Michael Joyce: A doctor dispenses death and healing with blind impartiality.
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Madame, Will You Walk?
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Well-structured But Gets A Bit Cluttered
20 April 2006 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

In this suspenseful movie, we meet James Mason as he lectures about crime to a group of students. He is an eminent neurologist. In flashback, we learn of the girl whose eyesight he's saved. In the course of doing this, he fell in hove with her mother.

It's a murder-mystery; so that's as much plot as I'll give. Pamela Mason is appropriately unappealing as the woman's nosy sister-in-law. Mason, one of my favorite actors, is very good.

As a suspense movie -- a noir, of sorts -- it is excellent. It positions itself as more, unfortunately. Initially, it's intriguing to realize that the central figure in the case history Mason's reciting is himself. But there are red herrings. More distracting, there is philosophizing -- not to mention a most unsatisfactory final scene.


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