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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 »


John Gilling


David Shaw (screenplay), M.E. Chaber (based on the novel 'The Man Inside') (as M. E. Chaber)




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


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...


Adventure | Crime | Drama


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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 »


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 »


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 an ...
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Alternate Versions

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


Written by Joe Henderson
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3 September 2020 | by coolanticSee all my reviews

I expected rather more from this movie when I saw the cast. What I got was a poor attempt at a glamorous international pursuit thriller with a far fetched storyline and unbelievable characters. Nigel Patrick's Sam Carter, a mild-mannered book-keeper, lifts a valuable diamond and disappears. A variety of goodies, baddies and don't-knows follow him from New York (studio office, stock footage and London street with American cars) to Lisbon to Madrid to Paris and finally to London. All have their reasons for wanting to relieve Carter of the stone. Milo March (Jack Palance) is a private detective on the case. Trudie Hall (Anita Ekberg) claims it belongs to her family and Lomer (Bonar Colleano) is simply a crook. The action follows March but, he is favoured too much by coincidence. It seems he only has to turn up somewhere and ask a question of the nearest local in order to be given his next lead. Ekberg's only purpose is to be ogled. And there are at least three unsubtle references to her having "concealed weapons" (ba-boom tish!). On the plus side film buffs will have fun spotting the usual suspects who habitually grace 1950s British films. Eric Pohlman (ray!), Sid James, Alfred Burke and Donald Pleasance all have roles, and Anthony Newley plays his usual annoying, chirpy, streetwise foreigner. In this instance, Ernesto the cabby. Some nice location shots and pics of vintage airliners, and a brief shot of The Golden Arrow train. Curiosity value only.

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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