The Upturned Glass

The Upturned Glass

Lawrence Huntington (1947)

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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.


A surgeon tells a class of students the story of his tragic affair with the married mother of a patient. When she later died under suspicious circumstances, he became convinced she was killed by her jealous sister-in-law, and decided to avenge her death by committing a murder of his own. Drama, starring James Mason, Pamela Kellino and Rosamund John.

Cast & Crew

Michael Joyce James Mason
Emma Wright Rosamund John
Kate Howard Pamela Kellino
Ann Wright Ann Stephens
Clay Morland Graham
Director Lawrence Huntington
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: General Film Dist Ltd


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