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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 ... Emily Jones
Susan Gordon ... Angel Jones
Michael McGreevey ... Buck Ritter (as Mike McGreevey)
Charles Herbert ... Timmy Moreland
Steven Perry ... Leroy
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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, 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 {J-26}

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The Most Suspense-Charged 97 Minutes in Motion Pictures!

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Crime | Mystery

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Filmed in a small town in Connecticut known as Thompson. Which is located in the northeast corner of the state. 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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Script without a Net
13 August 2007 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

After seeing the excellent "13 West Street" (1962), with Alan Ladd, I had high hopes for "The Man in the Net". Another B&W film from his later years might be similar, I thought. I was very disappointed. This movie had, I thought, MORE going in: like, famed Director Michael Curtiz, and co-star Carolyn Jones. They were not at their best.

As others have noticed, Ms. Jones does a totally-out-of-the-blue Bette Davis impression. I would have spotted her as a boozy floozy right off the bat, but even her BEST friend has no clue??? Mr. Ladd, great in "13 West Street" and one of the only things worth watching in "The Carpetbaggers"(1964), is not very good. The story is very weak. How is it that all the townspeople are stupid and their children so smart? Despite the weakness of the premise, there are some interestingly played scenes; the film does have a structure, which is easy and somewhat satisfying to follow, despite the implausibility.

**** The Man in the Net (1959) Michael Curtiz ~ Alan Ladd, Carolyn Jones, Diane Brewster


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Country:

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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)

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