The Upturned Glass

  • Lawrence Huntington (1947)
  • UK
  • 86 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

In his last British film before taking off for Hollywood, James Mason returned to the kind of brooding figure that female audiences had adored in The Seventh Veil and Odd Man Out. He's the brilliant brain surgeon who concocts an elaborate revenge on the shrewish figure responsible for the death of the married woman he loved. The murderess is played by Pamela Kellino (Mason's wife, who co-scripted) while his great love is Rosamund John. The plot is heavily contrived, ie ridiculous, but Mason's performance and Lawrence Huntington's directorial flair keep one hooked.

Plot Summary

Crime drama starring James Mason. A respected surgeon relates to a class of students the case of a surgeon who plotted revenge against the person he suspected of murdering the woman he had fallen in love with.

Cast and crew


Michael Joyce
James Mason
Emma Wright
Rosamund John
Kate Howard
Pamela Kellino
Ann Wright
Ann Stephens
Morland Graham


Lawrence Huntington

Other Information

Black and White
Theatrical distributor: 
General Film Dist Ltd