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Release Date:
9 May 1941 (USA) See more »
Based upon "The Spider" Magazine Stories (original poster) See more »
The evil and masked "Gargoyle" is sabotaging all of America's industrial plants. It is up to the Spider to save the country. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Warren Hull ... Richard Wentworth / The Spider / Blinky McQuade

Mary Ainslee ... Nita Van Sloan

Dave O'Brien ... Jackson, Wentworth's Aide

Joseph W. Girard ... Police Commissioner Kirk (as Joe Girard)

Kenne Duncan ... Ram Singh, Wentworth's Hindu Chauffeur (as Kenneth Duncan)
Corbet Morris ... McLeod

Bryant Washburn ... Westfall
Charles Miller ... Mr. Van Sloan

Anthony Warde ... Henchman Trigger

Harry Harvey ... Stephen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arthur Belasco ... Butler (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Policeman (uncredited)

Lane Chandler ... Police Lab Fingerprint Man [Ch. 14] (uncredited)
Stephen Chase ... Jenkins, Wentworth's Butler (uncredited)
George Chesebro ... Henchman (uncredited)
Steve Clark ... Henchman Meeker [Chs. 2, 3] (uncredited)
Ruth Findlay ... Secretary (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ... Poppy - the Bartender (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Henchman Gunther (uncredited)

Tom London ... Detective [Ch. 13] (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Henchman (uncredited)
Joe McGuinn ... Henchman (uncredited)
Irving Mitchell ... Holden (uncredited)

Jack Mulhall ... Detective Farrell [Chs. 13, 14, 15] (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Detective [Ch. 10] (uncredited)

Jack O'Shea ... Armored Car Driver [Ch. 3] (uncredited)
Jack Perrin ... Armored Car Guard [Ch. 3] (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Police Officer Mulligan (uncredited)
Jack Roper ... Detective [Ch. 13] (uncredited)
Cy Schindell ... Henchman Brown [Ch. 1] (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Henchman Haney (uncredited)

Forrest Taylor ... Voice of The Gargoyle (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... Henchman (uncredited)
Michael Vallon ... Henchman (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Henchman Cahill (uncredited)

Directed by
James W. Horne 
Writing credits
Morgan Cox (story) (as Morgan B. Cox) and
Lawrence Taylor (story) (as Lawrence E. Taylor) and
John Cutting (story) and
Harry L. Fraser (story) (as Harry Fraser)

Jesse Duffy (screenplay) (as Jesse A. Duffy) and
George H. Plympton (screenplay) (as George Plympton)

Norvell Page  based on the stories by (uncredited)

Produced by
Larry Darmour .... producer
Original Music by
Lee Zahler 
Cinematography by
James S. Brown Jr. 
Film Editing by
Dwight Caldwell 
Earl Turner 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carl Hiecke .... assistant director
Sound Department
Tom Lambert .... sound engineer
Chuck Hamilton .... stunts (uncredited)
George Magrill .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Terrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
Music Department
Lee Zahler .... musical director (uncredited)

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USA:300 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved (PCA #7048)

Did You Know?

Chapter Titles: 1. The Stolen Plans (PCA #7048) 2. The Fatal Time-Bomb ((PCA #7049) 3. The Secret Meeting (PCA #7050) 4. The Smoke Dream (PCA #7051) 5. The Gargoyle's Trail (PCA #7052) 6. The X-Ray Eye (PCA #7053) 7. The Radio Boomerang (PCA #7054) 8. The Mysterious Message (PCA #7055) 9. The Cup of Doom (PCA #7056) 10.The X-Ray Belt (PCA #7057) 11.Lips Sealed by Murder (PCA #7058) 12.A Money Bomb (PRCA #7059) 13.Almost a Confession (PCA #7059) 14.Suspicious Telegram (PCA #7060) 15.The Payoff (PCA #7060)See more »
Continuity: Chapter two: During the fight at the chemical plant, chemical tanks are overturned, when they land, they sound like tin.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Earth vs. the Spider (2001) (TV)See more »


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L. Ron HUbbard wrote the Original screenplay/Script for this Movie, 20 November 2013
Author: mark fisher from United States

Did you know that L. Ron HUbbard wrote the Original screenplay/Script for this Movie? For some reason its not in his IMDb profile though, but yes, Hubbard, himself, wrote the screenplay for this-- he was a Big-Time Pulp Fiction writer in the 30s and 40s and someone in Hollywood asked him to write this Script and he did it.

I don't know why he gets no credit for this one/





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