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Behind the Mask

  • Drama
  • 1958
  • Brian Desmond Hurst
  • 108 mins
  • PG

Summary

Medical drama starring Michael Redgrave. A young doctor becomes involved in the rivalry between two surgeons at a local hospital.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

This potboiling hospital drama suffers from the fact that much of its incident and nearly all its characters have now become over familiar thanks to endless TV programmes about feuding surgeons, put-upon housemen and devoted nurses. As much of the story is taken up with a dispute between Michael Redgrave and Niall MacGinnis over the management of their hospital, there is as much boardroom chat as there is action in the wards. Director Brian Desmond Hurst seems unable to choose between realism and melodrama, leaving his actors unsure how to pitch their performances.

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Credits

Cast

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Sir Arthur Benson GrayMichael Redgrave
Philip SelwoodTony Britton
Dr Carl RomekCarl Mohner
Neil IsherwoodNiall MacGinnis
Pamela GrayVanessa Redgrave
Alan CrabtreeIan Bannen
Elizabeth FallonBrenda Bruce
Walter FroyLionel Jeffries
Sir Oswald PettifordMiles Malleson
Colonel LangleyJohn Welsh
Mrs JudsonAnn Firbank
Dr GalbraithJack Hedley

Crew

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DirectorBrian Desmond Hurst

Details

Theatrical distributor
British Lion Film Corp Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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