The Man Inside (1958 film)
The Man Inside is a 1958 British crime adventure film brought to the screen by Warwick Film Productions. The screenplay from David Shaw was based on a novel by M. E. Chaber and was directed by John Gilling. The film was Bonar Colleano's last role before he died in a car accident.
|The Man Inside|
|Directed by||John Gilling|
|Produced by||Irving Allen|
Albert R. Broccoli
|Written by||David Shaw|
M. E. Chaber (novel)
|Music by||Richard Rodney Bennett|
|Edited by||Bert Rule|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Sam Carter (Nigel Patrick) is a jeweller's clerk who dreams of stealing a fortune in diamonds and eventually does so but kills a man in the process. He then embarks on the highlife but is pursued across Europe by Milo March (Jack Palance), a private detective who suspects that not all is above board. However, March is not alone in his pursuit, as Trudi Hall (Anita Ekberg) has her own ideas as to how the money would be best spent. Also two thugs, Martin Lomer (Bonar Colleano) and Gerard Heinz (Robert Stone), are after the largest diamond in the stolen hoard. All of these characters end up fighting and trying to outwit each other over the largest diamond, which is worth $700,000, on a train travelling to London. This precious diamond is described by March as "$700,000 of unhappiness", because people are willing to do anything, even kill, to get it.
- Jack Palance as Milo March
- Anita Ekberg as Trudie Hall
- Nigel Patrick as Sam Carter
- Anthony Newley as Ernesto Garcia
- Bonar Colleano as Martin Lomer
- Sean Kelly as Rizzio
- Sid James as Franklin
- Donald Pleasence as Organ-grinder
- Eric Pohlmann as Manuel Tristao
- Josephine Brown as Mrs. Frazur
- Gerard Heinz as Robert Stone
- Alec Mango as Lopez
- Alfred Burke as Mr Pritchard
- Bill Shine as English Husband
- Naomi Chance as Jane Leighton
- Walter Gotell as Profuno
In October 1957 filming for the project was pushed back from November to April 1958 in order to allow for Warwick's challenged cash flow following the box office disappointment of Fire Under Below.
- "Warwick Shrinks Overhead and Sked". Variety. 23 October 1957. p. 4.
- Edwin Schallert, 'Alan Ladd Gets Huge England Deal; Hunting Film Stars Prime Trio', Los Angeles Times 16 Sep 1957: C11
- STUDIO SUSPENDS KIM NOVAK PACT: Columbia Acts After She Refuses Paramount Role-- Debbie Reynolds to Star Nature Has Its Way New York Times 31 Aug 1957: 18.