*The Upturned Glass*. 1947. Great Britain. Directed by Lawrence Huntington. Courtesy The Museum of Modern Art Film Stills Archive

The Upturned Glass. 1947. Great Britain. Directed by Lawrence Huntington. 90 min.

Screenplay by John Monaghan, Pamela Kellino. With James Mason, Kellino, Rosamund John, Ann Stephens. A stylish, little-seen example of the many films noirs produced in the U.K. after the war, The Upturned Glass was James Mason’s last British film before his departure for Hollywood. Based on a screenplay cowritten by Mason’s costar and future wife, Pamela Kellino, the film is a morbid melodrama centered on a Harley Street brain surgeon (Mason), a married woman with a dying child (Rosamund John), and her psychotically jealous sister (Kellino). The faux-woodcut style of the poster appropriately suggests a rip-roaring Victorian drama. Digital projection.

  1. Sunday, August 16, 2015,
    5:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
  2. Thursday, August 13, 2015,
    7:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies Scorsese Screens.