The Man in the Net (1959)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Whodunit  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This undistinguished murder muddle by director Michael Curtis involves an artist and his alcoholic psychologically disturbed wife -- who disappears one day. John Hamilton (Alan Ladd) has retreated to the New England countryside to pursue a potential career as an artist, but his wife Linda (Carolyn Jones) wants to go back to New York. She is observed as being both drunk and a little strange, while John is clearly the anchor in the relationship. When Linda disappears, John is immediately suspected of doing away with his troublesome wife, and so a net of suspicion and circumstantial evidence closes in ever-tightening circles around him.

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accusation, alcoholism, artist, child, criminal, false-accusation, friendship, generation-gap, husband, innocence, killing, lynching, marital-problems, murder, neighbor, man, news, return, wife