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The Man in the Net

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The Man in the Net
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMichael Curtiz
Screenplay byReginald Rose
Based onnovel by Patrick Quentin
Produced byWalter Mirisch
Alan Ladd
StarringAlan Ladd
Carolyn Jones
CinematographyJohn F. Seitz
Edited byRichard V. Heermance
Music byHans J. Salter
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release dates
  • May 29, 1959 (1959-05-29) (Sweden)
  • June 10, 1959 (1959-06-10) (United States)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Man in the Net is a 1959 American drama film starring Alan Ladd and Carolyn Jones, and directed by Michael Curtiz.[1] The supporting cast features Diane Brewster.

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Commercial artist John Hamilton (Alan Ladd) and wife Linda (Carolyn Jones) leave New York and move to Stoneville, Connecticut, in the New England countryside, to escape the bustle of the city and because of John's growing concern about Linda's alcoholism.

John quickly befriends the town's children, but he's treated like an outsider by many of the adults. Linda misses their social life in New York, as well as the salary John made there.

She insists they attend a party at the home of Brad (John Lupton) and Vickie Carey (Diane Brewster), where the guests include another married couple, Roz (Betty Lou Holland) and Gordon Moreland (Tom Helmore), the wealthy father of Brad Carey. A scene is created by an intoxicated Linda, who insults John and lies that he gave her a black eye, confessing to Vickie after the party that she actually fell while drunk. In anger, she tells John she's been having an extramarital affair with a local policeman, Steve Ritter (Charles McGraw).

John agrees to go to New York for a job interview arranged by his wife behind his back. When he returns, Linda is nowhere to be found. A suitcase belonging to her is spotted by a city dump. Unable to find John's wife, police and neighbors suspect him of murder. Villagers stone his house. Ritter arrives to arrest him. John flees and is given refuge by the children, who know of a secret cave.

Evidence is found linking Linda to another man. A tape recording is left as bait, and John, who suspects someone else, is surprised when Brad turns up looking for the tape. It reveals he's the one Linda had the affair with and the one who physically abused her, but John soon discovers that it was Mr. Carey who actually killed Linda to cover up for his cowardly son.



Newspaper clipping about the artists who provided the paintings for the film, June 1958

The film was based on a 1956 novel by Hugh Wheeler, writing as Patrick Quentin (a pseudonym that Wheeler and three other authors also used in collaborative efforts).[2] Film rights were bought the following year by the Mirisch Company, who had a deal with United Artists.[3] Alan Ladd was signed to star in January 1958.[4] Reginald Rose, who had just written Man of the West for the Mirisches, signed to write the screenplay.[5] Michael Curtiz directed.

Filming started 23 June.[6][7] The film was mostly shot in Hollywood at the Goldwyn Studios with some location shooting at Raceland in Framingham, Massachusetts. Many of the outdoor scenes were shot in Thompson, Connecticut, on the town common where a set was built (gas station) and at the Ballard Farm. Also, the exterior of "The Chimney House", a location that figures prominently in the story is Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, Connecticut.[8][9]

The paintings done by Ladd's character were painted by Frank Stovall, as well as two of Carolyn Jones by Harold M. Kramer and others by Hilyard Brown.[10][11][12][13]


When the film was released, Richard W. Neson, film critic for The New York Times, wrote "More interesting is the dialogue by Mr. Rose and his preoccupation with injustice. The lines show a keen love for kids and an honest regard for the need to interject reality into a yarn that is tediously familiar once it settles down into its melodramatic formula. Miss Jones plays the wife with controlled fanaticism. Mr. Ladd, on the other hand, performs in his usual, cool style, which under the hectic circumstances mutes his personality to the point of unreality."[14]

See also


  1. ^ The Man in the Net at the American Film Institute Catalog.
  2. ^ ANTHONY BOUCHER (Nov 18, 1956). "Reports on Criminals at Large". New York Times. p. 298.
  3. ^ "MIRISCH TO FILM 'MAN IN THE NET': Firm Buys Mystery Novel for Production in 1958-- Zinnemann Signs Writer Actor Leaves Warners Of Local Origin". New York Times. Dec 21, 1957. p. 22.
  4. ^ THOMAS M. PRYOR (Jan 25, 1958). "SCREEN DIRECTORS TO FIGHT TV SALE: Will Join Actors, Writers in Opposing Republic's Plans -- Shelley Winters Cast". New York Times. p. 14.
  5. ^ THOMAS M. PRYOR (Feb 27, 1958). "ULLMAN WESTERN PLANNED AS FILM: Story Based on Masterson's Life Listed by Mirisch -- Rose Writing Script". New York Times. p. 23.
  6. ^ "Hollywood Production Pulse". Variety. 6 August 1958. p. 20.
  7. ^ THOMAS M. PRYOR (May 3, 1958). "MATURE, U. A. PLAN FILM OF CIVIL WAR: Actor Will Produce and Star in Andersonville Drama -- Warners Buys Novei". New York Times. p. 11.
  8. ^ Tremblay, Bob (February 9, 2009). "Mr. Know-It-All: Driving Mr. Macomber". Metrowest Daily News.
  9. ^ HOWARD THOMPSON (June 29, 1958). "VIEW FROM A LOCAL VANTAGE POINT: Focus On New England -- Rumer Godden Book Sought -- Starlet". New York Times. p. X7.
  10. ^ IMDB Profile, Frank Stovall "The Man in the Net" Art Department Credit
  11. ^ ARTIST STOVALL UNDERGOES KNIFE.. Newspaper Clipping, June 1958
  12. ^ Early California Antiques Online Shop Post, January 13, 2013 Studio Prop Portrait in Oils of Carolyn Jones credited to Frank Stovall c.1958
  13. ^ THOMAS M. PRYOR (June 30, 1958). "CARY GRANT PLANS A BUSY SCHEDULE: Starring Role in Hitchcock Film Among 3 Projects -- Business Boosters to Meet". New York Times. p. 24.
  14. ^ Neson, Richard W. The New York Times, film review, June 11, 1959. Last accessed: December 11, 2007.

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