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The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946)

 -  Horror  -  21 April 1947 (Sweden)
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A young girl goes to work as a live-in caretaker for a spooky old woman. She doesn't know that every night, the woman drains some blood from her to feed her strange plant.

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Brenda Joyce ...
Jean Kingsley
Kirby Grant ...
Hal Wentley
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Mr. Moore
Rondo Hatton ...
Mario the Monster Man
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Bill Stapleton
Ruth Robinson ...
Mrs. Wentley (scenes deleted)
Adda Gleason ...
Martha (scenes deleted)
Lois Austin ...
Jenny Hawks (scenes deleted)
Tom Daly ...
Sam Julian (scenes deleted)
Eula Guy ...
Molly Cowin (scenes deleted)
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Jean takes the job of caretaker/companion (before the word took on a completely alternate-life style meaning) to blind woman Zenobia. Also hanging around the house, in this horror/western, is Mario, a deaf-mute servant who evidently wasn't much help to Zenobia when it came to identifying the source of a noise Zenobia couldn't see. Jean is a little slow in realizing that Zenobia is slowly killing her by taking her blood. Nothing personal. Zenobia needs her blood to feed some plants. She uses the blossoms of the plants to make poison to kill cattle in order to drive away the local ranchers so she can buy all the land...cheap. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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21 April 1947 (Sweden)  »

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Not what it appears to be.
22 April 2003 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie promises to be a sequel to the Sherlock Holmes movie, "The Spider Woman". It isn't. True, Gale Sondergard is the villainess and "Spider Woman" is in the title, but that's where any similarity ends. It's not a horrible film, but it's disappointing to tease the viewer with the promise of something that isn't there.

Rondo Hatton plays a mute, deformed servant. Too bad that he was so exploited.

I do wish Universal had made this a true sequel to the Holmes film. It would have been more interesting.


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