The Man in the Net (1959) is an American film noir starring Alan Ladd and Carolyn Jones. The taut drama was directed by Michael Curtiz.
The film tells the story of John Hamilton (Ladd) who's retreated to Stoneville, Connecticut, in the New England countryside, to pursue a career as a commercial artist, but his wife Linda (Carolyn Jones) wants to go back to New York. She is observed as being both drunk and a little strange by the town-folk.
Then his alcoholic and psychologically disturbed wife disappears one day. When she does John is suspected of killing his wife.
When the film was released, Richard W. Neson, film critic for The New York Times, liked the film's dialogue and theme, if not the story, and Carolyn Jones's acting, writing, "More interesting is the dialogue by Mr. Rose and his preoccupation with injustice. The lines show a keen love for kids and an honest regard for the need to interject reality into a yarn that is tediously familiar once it settles down into its...