Neil Paterson

Novelist, Screenwriter


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Man On A Tightrope (1953) -- (Movie Clip) There'll Be Plenty Of Charges Notable in that director Elia Kazan had recently surrendered names of Communist Party members to congress, and actor Adolphe Menjou was one of Hollywood’s leading anti-Communists, here playing a Czechoslovak propaganda officer, collared by a superior (Philip Kenneally) for going soft on a wayward circus troupe, in Man On A Tightrope, 1953.
Man On A Tightrope (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Czechoslovakia, 1952 Opening with noise and some scale, shooting on location in Bavaria, Germany, director Elia Kazan introduces leading man Fredric March as circus boss Cernik, Gloria Grahame his wife, Paul Hartman his aide, Terry Moore his daughter, Cameron Mitchell her friend, in the feature Kazan made after Viva Zapata! but before On The Waterfront, Man On A Tightrope, 1953.
Man On A Tightrope (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Show Your Teeth! Ever-interesting work by director Elia Kazan, Gloria Grahame as the maybe-straying circus manager’s wife Zama, determined to flirt with the worried lion tamer (Alex D’Arcy), then another relationship emphasizing idyllic Bavarian locations, with the manager’s daughter Terry Moore and boyfriend Cameron Mitchell, in Man On A Tightrope, 1953.
Man On A Tightrope (1953) -- (Movie Clip) This Is Considered Amusing? Summoned by officials of the communist Czechoslovak government, circus manager Cernik (Fredric March) explains to interrogator John Dehner about his staff, and his difficulty in presenting politically skewed skits, with propagandist Adolphe Menjou listening, in Elia Kazan’s Man On A Tightrope, 1953.
Room At The Top (1959) -- (Movie Clip) You Can Fix Just About Anything Father-in-law Brown (Donald Wolfit) offers to set up accountant Joe (Laurence Harvey) in business in return for staying married, but leaving his daughter to herself, in Room at the Top, 1959.
Room At The Top (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Opening, My Name Is Lampton Handsome Joe Lampton (Laurence Harvey) arrives for his first day of work at the borough treasurer's office, in the opening sequence from director Jack Clayton's A Room at the Top, 1959, shot largely on location in West Yorkshire.
Room At The Top (1959) -- (Movie Clip) Erotic Vice Among The Working Class New-in-town Joe (Laurence Harvey) admits to aristocratic Susan (Heather Sears) that he's joined the local theater group mainly to pursue her, then gets in trouble working with Alice (Simone Signoret) in rehearsal, Anthony Newlands their director, in director Jack Clayton's Room At The Top, 1959.
Room At The Top (1959) -- (Movie Clip) This Is A Small Town City supervisor Hoylake (Raymond Huntley) has a piece of counsel for up-and-coming clerk Joe Lampton (Laurence Harvey), regarding making his way in local society, in Room at the Top, 1959, from the novel by John Braine.
Room At The Top (1959) -- (Movie Clip) You Look About 18 Sometimes After his first night with the local theater group, ambitious Joe (Laurence Harvey) winds up at the pub in his English industrial town with Alice (Simone Signoret), a French-born part time actress, with philosophical chat about the upper-class girl he’s pursuing, in Room At The Top, 1959, from the John Braine novel.


"Man on a Tightrope"
Neil Paterson