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The Upturned Glass (1947)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 1 August 1947 (UK)
A British brain surgeon punishes the murderess of his lover.

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John Monaghan (from the original story by) (as Jno P. Monaghan), John Monaghan (screenplay) (as Jno. P. Monaghan) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Mason ... Michael Joyce
Rosamund John ... Emma Wright
Pamela Mason ... Kate Howard (as Pamela Kellino)
Ann Stephens Ann Stephens ... Ann Wright
Morland Graham Morland Graham ... Clay
Brefni O'Rorke ... Dr. Farrell
Henry Oscar ... Coroner
Jane Hylton ... Miss Marsh
Sheila Huntington Sheila Huntington ... 1st Girl Student
Susan Shaw ... 2nd Girl Student
Peter Cotes Peter Cotes ... Male Student
Nuna Davey ... Mrs. Jenny Deva
Judith Carol Judith Carol ... Joan Scott-Trotter
John Monaghan John Monaghan ... U.S. Driver (as Jno. P. Monaghan)
Maurice Denham ... Mobile Policeman
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Storyline

A prominent neurosurgeon relates to his students in medical school a story about an affair he had with a married woman and how, after the affair was over, the woman one day fell out a window and died. The surgeon, suspecting that she was murdered, set out to find her killer--but, instead of turning the suspect over to the police, he planned to take his own revenge on the murderer. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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From the original story by Jno P. Monaghan. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1947 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Upturned Glass See more »

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Production Co:

Sydney Box Productions See more »
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| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

The waiter hands Kate Howard the menu, then immediately hands it to her again. See more »

Quotes

Michael Joyce: A doctor dispenses death and healing with blind impartiality.
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Featured in James Mason: The Star They Loved to Hate (1984) See more »

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a doctor investigates his lover's death.
14 October 2018 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

A prominent neurosurgeon (James Mason) investigates the death of his lover (Rosamund John) in "The Upturned Glass" from 1947.

Mason plays Dr. Michael Joyce, an unhappily married man. He tells his students the story of a doctor who, after helping a young girl regain her sight, falls in love with the girl's mother, Emma (Rosamund John). Her husband is away; they decide never to see one another again.

Soon after, he learns that Emma has fallen out a window to her death. Michael doesn't believe it's suicide and sets out to find the killer. One way he does this is by getting close to her sister-in-law (Pamela Kellino).

Kellino in reality was Mason's wife, Pamela Mason, who co-wrote an excellent script. It has the perfect British atmosphere - dark, foggy, and mysterious. Kellino's role (no surprise) is an especially good one, that of a mean-spirited, uncaring woman interested only in money. Mason is terrific.

Highly recommended. An absorbing film.


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