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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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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

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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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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Recorded in a small town in Connecticut known as Thompson. Which is located in the northeast corner of the state. See more »

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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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Classic Alan Ladd Film
17 August 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Alan Ladd, (John Hamilton) plays the role of an artist who decides to leave New York and the rat race mainly because his wife likes to drink and is getting out of control where she has to see a doctor for help. Carolyn Jones, (Linda Hamilton) plays John's wife and lives in a very quiet town in New England where John paints pictures of children all day and never seems to sell a picture. One day John receives a letter offering him a job in New York City with an Art Firm for $30,000 dollars but refuses to take this position because of his wife's chemical dependency. Linda goes into a rage and starts drinking and goes completely out of control. In real life, Alan Ladd is really doing all the boozing and you can see it in the close up's of his face and eyes are puffy. The children in this picture take complete control over the entire film and gave great supporting roles in trying to hid and help John Hamilton from the police.


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