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The Spider (1945)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery  |  December 1945 (USA)
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An ex-cop who is now a private detective is hired by a woman to be the go-between in retrieving an important envelope from her partner. The detective has the partner come to his apartment ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Faye Marlowe ...
Delilah 'Lila' Neilsen, alias Judith Smith
Kurt Kreuger ...
Ernest, alias The Great Garonne
John Harvey ...
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Mihail Barak
Mantan Moreland ...
Henry
Walter Sande ...
Det. Lt. Walter Castle
Cara Williams ...
Wanda Vann, neighbor
Charles Tannen ...
Det. Tonti
Margaret Brayton ...
Jean, Police Records Clerk
Ann Savage ...
Florence Cain
Harry Seymour ...
Ed, the Bartender
Jean Del Val ...
Henri Dutrelle, Hotel Manager
Odette Vigne ...
Mrs. Dutrelle
James Flavin ...
Officer Johnny Tracy
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An ex-cop who is now a private detective is hired by a woman to be the go-between in retrieving an important envelope from her partner. The detective has the partner come to his apartment to give him the envelope, but someone sneaks into his apartment and strangles her while the detective is in another room. Fearful that the police will suspect him of the murder, he brings the woman's body back to her own apartment, but the police find out and suspect him of the murder anyway. He must find out who is framing him for the murder and why, before the police catch him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Don't watch it for Ann Savage; she's the first to go
10 July 2003 | by (Western New York) – See all my reviews

Pretty much the only thing you think while watching The Spider is that it's too bad Ann Savage kissed the dust about seven minutes into it. Playing the enterprising partner of New Orleans private investigator Richard Conte whose attempt at extortion sets the plot in motion, she gives the film an initial jolt of deadly femininity that the rest of the movie sorely needs.

Lovely but less prepossessing Faye Marlowe is the mysterious client who hands Conte a diamond brooch, engaging him to retrieve an envelope. It contains evidence obtained by Savage that Marlowe's missing sister was in fact murdered, but Conte doesn't know this, or the identity of the woman who hired him under a false name. He finds out that she's part of a phony spiritualist act with arachnoid sets and get-ups (hence the movie's title). The sister, who could pass as her twin, was part of the illusion. In order to solve Savage's murder (to name just one), Conte must burrow back to 1940, using old newspaper clippings and hotel registers, to unravel the earlier killing.

Short and plot-laden, The Spider borrows, or steals, piecemeal from earlier successes (a shakedown in Conte's office harks back to Joel Cairo and Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon, as does Marlowe's pseudonymous identity). The presence of Conte and Savage (however abbreviated) has led some viewers to chuck this movie under the rubric `film noir;' that may be stretching things. (The New Orleans locales stay strictly generic, which is a shame, as it may be the only such film set in The Big Easy, unless the even more dubious Glory Alley is admitted.) The Spider is an entertaining enough crime programmer that even a second scene spotlighting Savage would have helped mightily.


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