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The Man Inside (1958)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | December 1958 (USA)
An English bookkeeper (Nigel Patrick) who works for a jeweler steals a priceless jewel, and kills a man in the process. He flees to the continent, where he embarks on the life of his dreams... See full summary »

Director:

John Gilling

Writers:

David Shaw (screenplay), M.E. Chaber (based on a novel The Man Inside by) (as M. E. Chaber)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Palance ... Milo March
Anita Ekberg ... Trudie Hall
Nigel Patrick ... Sam Carter
Anthony Newley ... Ernesto
Bonar Colleano ... Martin Lomer
Sean Kelly Sean Kelly ... Rizzio
Sidney James ... Franklin
Donald Pleasence ... Organ Grinder (as Donald Pleasance)
Eric Pohlmann ... Tristao
Josephine Brown ... Mrs. Frazur
Gerard Heinz ... Stone
Alec Mango ... Lopez
Anne Aubrey ... Girl on Train
Mary Laura Wood Mary Laura Wood ... Mrs. Pritchard
Angela White ... Pamela Pritchard
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Storyline

An English bookkeeper (Nigel Patrick) who works for a jeweler steals a priceless jewel, and kills a man in the process. He flees to the continent, where he embarks on the life of his dreams; spending lavishly and pursuing women (including Anita Ekberg). A detective (Jack Palance) tracking him soon discovers he's not the only one searching for him, and begins to suspect there's more to the case than just an ordinary jewel theft. Written by Ken Holsgrove

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A diamond is for evil...

Genres:

Adventure | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Mann ohne Nerven See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to the book "When the Snow Melts", the autobiography of producer Albert R. 'Cubby' Broccoli, this picture was one of three from Warwick Films which were "released within a year". The three movies were: 'The Man Inside' (1958), 'Killers of Kilimanjaro' (1959), and 'Tank Force!' aka 'No Time To Die' (1958). See more »

Goofs

When Sam Carter takes delivery of his forged Spanish passport he runs through the attributes it lists - eye colour blue, hair colour fair, height 5 feet 11 and a half inches and so on. However, Spain adopted the metric system in 1849, so his height would have been given in metres/centimetres. See more »

Quotes

Robert Stone: Without any warning at all, the door closed on me. I shouted and finally...
Milo March: You say you've known him for a long time?
Robert Stone: Yes, he's been doing our books for fifteen years at least. The quietest, nicest fellow you could meet. He came here about once in two weeks. Carter and I used to look at the stone together. We used to stand here, just looking.
Franklin: Hand in hand?
Robert Stone: Mr. March, you know anything about diamonds?
Milo March: Yeah, I know I can't afford them.
Robert Stone: Then let me ask you; have you ever seen something that became...
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema version was cut for an 'A' rating. See more »

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Trudie
Written by Joe Henderson
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typical "add American Star" scenario for the UK industry
18 August 2008 | by Zipper69See all my reviews

I'd almost forgotten how awful this dreck was until seeing it today on TCM. The format of flying in Nigel Patrick to film the over-title sequence of him walking through the streets of New York (??)and all subsequent " American" scenes actually filmed in the UK (street scenes in some scuzzy suburb of London to approximate the brownstone district), add a motley collection of American cars and a couple of NY cop uniforms with all the extras under order not to speak!! Then we get Sid James adapting his South African accent to approximate a tough New York cop and what looks like the Pinewood commisary doubling as a NY airport (just add TWA posters...). Palance seems to have been under the influence of SOMETHING, his performance is strange and his delivery is nuanced with odd pauses and weird facial expressions in full flow. Ekberg is suitably majestic, first seen from below, standing like a figurehead at the top of the stairs, her generous figure threatening to overcome the stitches of her various clinging outfits at any moment. Basically - rubbish!

Trivia note: amongst the cinematographers listed is Nick Roeg, later to go on to a distinguished career as a director.


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