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The Man Upstairs (1958)

Approved | | Drama | 13 February 1961 (Sweden)
John Wilson is troubled with pain and and an inability to sleep. He tries to light the gas-fire and seeks held from another lodger, artist Nicholas, who is spending the night with his model... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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The Man Upstairs
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The Inspector
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Sanderson
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Mrs. Barnes
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Helen Grey
Kenneth Griffith ...
Mr. Pollen
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Mrs. Lawrence
Alfred Burke ...
Mr. Barnes
Charles Houston ...
Nicholas
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Miss Blair
Amy Dalby ...
Miss Acres
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The Superintendent
Patrick Jordan ...
Injured Sergeant
Graham Stewart ...
Sergeant Morris
Victor Brooks ...
Sergeant Collins
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John Wilson is troubled with pain and and an inability to sleep. He tries to light the gas-fire and seeks held from another lodger, artist Nicholas, who is spending the night with his model and is reluctant to be disturbed. Another neighbor, Pollen, tries to be helpful but is hit by Wilson. Frightened and angry, Pollen calls for police help. The others in the boarding house are awaken by this time, and Mrs. Harris tries to help the mentally confused Wilson but he also refuses her help. The police clash with Dr. Sanderson, a welfare worker, who thinks he can take the gun-toting Wilson without complications, but when a police sergeant is injured, Police Inspector Thompson is determined to take Wilson by force if necessary. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A taut, off-beat thriller...90 minutes of chilling suspense. See more »

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13 February 1961 (Sweden)  »

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Gaspoletten  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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No fades, dissolves or background music; the action takes place in exactly the running time of the film. See more »

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Beast of the Jungle
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Music by J.S. Zamecnik
SynchroFox Music Library
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Overstayed its welcome
22 February 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This a production from ACT the film technicians union who made 23 films between 1951 and 1962.The aim being to give employment to their members.It has to be said that most of the films were unmentionable and modestly budgeted.Given that this is not one of the best remembered of Richard Attenboroughs films,the film is mainly confined to the house and there is no music it could be said that the film conforms to type.At 84 minutes it rather lustrous it's welcome and it could be said that this would probably worked better as a TV play.British Lion often had a struggle to get its films booked on the major circuits so I think that any success for this film would have been limited.


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