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Robert Preston plays the flip side of his eternally ebullient Professor Harold Hill in Dark at the Top of the Stairs. Preston portrays an early 20th-century harness salesman, fully aware that his product is rapidly becoming obsolete. He tries to compensate for his own lack of self-esteem by cheating on his patient wife Dorothy McGuire; Preston's "other woman" is played by Angela Lansbury. Meanwhil...

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Directed by

Delbert Mann

Written by

William Inge (Theatre Play)
Irving Ravetch (Screenplay)
Harriet Frank Jr. (Screenplay)

Runtime

124 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Everytime a woman turns her face away because she's tired or unwilling - there's someone waiting like me!

Cast

Keywords

anti semitism 1920s salesman cheating husband

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Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role