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Man on Fire (1957)

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 »

Director:

Ranald MacDougall

Writers:

Jack Jacobs (story), Ranald MacDougall | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bing Crosby ... Earl Carleton
Inger Stevens ... Nina Wylie
Mary Fickett Mary Fickett ... Gwen Seward
E.G. Marshall ... Sam Dunstock
Malcolm Brodrick Malcolm Brodrick ... Theodore 'Ted' Carleton
Richard Eastham ... Bryan Seward
Anne Seymour ... Judge Randolph
Dan Riss ... Mack
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Theona Bryant Theona Bryant
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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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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1957 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Die große Schuld See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)| Stereo (Perspecta Sound encoding)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Bing Crosby wanted to marry Inger Stevens after making this film, but she refused to convert to Catholicism. See more »

Quotes

Earl Carleton: No matter who you're with, you're always mine.
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Connections

Featured in Picture Parade: Episode dated 2 December 1957 (1957) See more »

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Well worth seeing
15 October 2012 | by dgmproductionsSee all my reviews

A film that is rarely seen today is a must see if you get the chance. The acting is terrific with Bing Crosby giving a performance worthy of another Oscar nomination - in fact all the cast do an excellent job in this well constructed drama about the ugly side of divorce and custody. The film deals very well with these issues and is still relevant even though it was made in 1957. Also this is one of the very few films in which Bing Crosby doesn't sing - except over the titles at the start of the film. Hopefully this will eventually gain a DVD release and a chance to be seen by more people as it only achieved a limited release in 1957 and hasn't been seen a lot since.


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