The Man In The Net

  • 1959
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Mystery

Far below par for the talents involved (Curtiz and Ladd), this crime mystery has painter Ladd trying to resolve his differences with Jones, his mentally disturbed, alcoholic wife. She wants to leave their cozy New England quarters and return to New York, where she thinks Ladd should work as an advertising artist. He prefers to sit outside and capture the...read more

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Far below par for the talents involved (Curtiz and Ladd), this crime mystery has painter Ladd trying to resolve his differences with Jones, his mentally disturbed, alcoholic wife. She wants to leave their cozy New England quarters and return to New York, where she thinks Ladd should work

as an advertising artist. He prefers to sit outside and capture the liveliness of neighborhood children on his canvas. After visiting a psychiatrist friend in New York, he returns home to find his house ransacked, his paintings slashed, and Jones missing. The film takes an illogical turn when his

neighbors place the blame on him and form a lynch mob. It's the children, however, that come to his aid and prove his innocence. There are too many unfulfilled promises and plot holes for this one to add up to much. The re-release of SHANE at the same time (fortunately for Ladd) drew audiences to

that film instead of this one.

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  • Review: Far below par for the talents involved (Curtiz and Ladd), this crime mystery has painter Ladd trying to resolve his differences with Jones, his mentally disturbed, alcoholic wife. She wants to leave their cozy New England quarters and return to New York, w… (more)

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