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The Man in the Net (1959)

Unrated | | Crime, Mystery | 26 April 1959 (UK)
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A struggling artist in a small town becomes the prime suspect when his wife mysteriously disappears.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Reginald Rose (screenplay), Hugh Wheeler (story) (as Patrick Quentin)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan Ladd ... John Hamilton
Carolyn Jones ... Linda Hamilton
Diane Brewster ... Vickie Carey
John Lupton ... Brad Carey
Charles McGraw ... Sheriff Steve Ritter
Tom Helmore ... Gordon Moreland
Betty Lou Holland Betty Lou Holland ... Roz Moreland
John Alexander ... Mr. Carey
Edward Binns ... State Police Capt. Green
Kathryn Givney ... Mrs. Carey
Barbara Beaird Barbara Beaird ... Emily Jones
Susan Gordon ... Angel Jones
Michael McGreevey ... Buck Ritter (as Mike McGreevey)
Charles Herbert ... Timmy Moreland
Steven Perry ... Leroy
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Storyline

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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The Most Suspense-Charged 97 Minutes in Motion Pictures!

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Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das tödliche Netz See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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John's job offer with a salary of $30,000 would equate to $260,000 in 2018. See more »

Goofs

When John and Brad are depicted as being on the train to New York City, the scenes through the train car's windows are bouncing up and down as if the rear-screen projection shots used were from a vehicle on the road, not from a train. See more »

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Sad Alan Ladd
24 August 2018 | by angelsunchainedSee all my reviews

I am a fan of Alan Ladd and did find this film entertaining, but it was really second rate to say the least. Ladd looked stiff and unhappy the entire film. Miss Jones steals the show and is in her prime. However, she does over play het role and starts to give the viewer a headache listening to her hysterics. All the actors stand around with their hands at their sides and at attention; this takes away a lot from their performances. Fair film, but if you are a fan of Alan Ladd, you should find it at least entertaining.


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