The Man with a Cloak (1951)

Drama / Thriller

Film Review

The Man with a Cloak picture
The Man with a Cloak is an American thriller film first released in Sweden on 8th September 1952, directed by Fletcher Markle. Cinematography was by George J. Folsey and the film was scored by David Raksin. It is based on a story by John Dickson Carr and stars Joseph Cotten, Barbara Stanwyck, Louis Calhern, Leslie Caron and Joe De Santis.   It is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production, produced by Stephen Ames and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.   It is a black and white film and runs to 1 hour and 24 minutes.  

Our overall rating for The Man with a Cloak is: good - passable entertainment.

The actor Joseph Cotten has also appeared in: Citizen Kane (1941), Gaslight (1944), Othello (1952) and The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971).

Other drama/thriller films of the 1950s from USA that are recommended viewing include: John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle (1950), Fritz Lang's The Blue Gardenia (1953), Robert Wise's The House on Telegraph Hill (1951), Richard Quine's Pushover (1954) and Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958).

Film Credits

  • Director: Fletcher Markle
  • Script: Frank Fenton, John Dickson Carr (story)
  • Cinematographer: George J. Folsey
  • Music: David Raksin
  • Cast: Joseph Cotten (Dupin), Barbara Stanwyck (Lorna Bounty), Louis Calhern (Thevenet), Leslie Caron (Madeline Minot), Joe De Santis (Martin), Jim Backus (Flaherty), Margaret Wycherly (Mrs. Flynn), Richard Hale (Durand), Nicholas Joy (Dr. Roland), Roy Roberts (Policeman), Mitchell Lewis (Waiter), Lynette Bryant (Trick-or-Treater), Carmen Clifford (Party Chorus Dancer), Phil Dunham (Quartet Member), Helen Eby-Rock (Angry Woman), Ernie Flatt (Specialty Dancer), Dan Foster (Robert, Durand's aide), A. Cameron Grant (Quartet Member), Miriam Hendry (Party Chorus Dancer), Charlotte Hunter (Party Chorus Dancer), Jean Inness (Mrs. Inness, landlady), Duke Johnson (Party Juggler), Janet Lavis (Party Chorus Dancer), Rudy Lee (Trick-or-Treater), James Logan (Quartet Member)
  • Editor: Newell P. Kimlin
  • Set designer: Arthur Krams, Edwin B. Willis
  • Costume designer: Walter Plunkett, Gile Steele
  • Producer: Stephen Ames
  • Production company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Support: Black and White
  • Runtime: 84 min

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