The Man With a Cloak

Intriguing period melodrama/Gothic thriller set in 1840s New York, with Caron as a young Frenchwoman arriving from Paris to beg a financial favour of her curmudgeonly grandfather (Calhern), and discovering that his housekeeper and butler (Stanwyck and DeSantis) are planning to kill the old man for his money. But dashing stranger Cotten steps in to help. Peppered with literary allusions (Poe in particular), shot on elegant MGM sets, highly atmospheric, and endowed with fine performances from a strong cast, it's well worth a watch.

Release details

Duration: 81 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Fletcher Markle
Screenwriter: Frank Fenton
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck
Joseph Cotten
Louis Calhern
Leslie Caron
Jim Backus
Margaret Wycherly
Joe DeSantis

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