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The Web (1947)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  25 May 1947 (USA)
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An attorney acting as a body guard, apparently kills a man in defense of his employer's life, and later believes the victim was set up to be murdered.

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Complete credited cast:
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Bob Regan
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Lt. Damico
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Andrew Colby
Maria Palmer ...
Martha Kroner
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Charles Murdock
Fritz Leiber ...
Leopold Kroner
Howland Chamberlain ...
James Timothy Nolan (as Howard Chamberlin)
Tito Vuolo ...
Emilio Canepa
Wilton Graff ...
District Attorney
Robin Raymond ...
Newspaper Librarian
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Fritz Leiber Jr. ...
Leopold Kroner (as Fritz Leiber)
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Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby, claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan as a secret bodyguard. Sure enough, Kroner turns up in Colby's room with a gun, and Regan kills him. Then Regan, who sticks around to romance Colby's secretary Noel, begins to suspect he's been used. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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25 May 1947 (USA)  »

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Black Velvet  »

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Adapted for radio as part of the "Lux Radio Theater" on Sept. 29, 1947, with Raines, Price, and O'Brien reprising their roles. See more »

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Bob Regan: How many doors and secretaries do you have to go through to get to see this guy?
Noel Faraday: Anything I can do for you?
Bob Regan: Any number of things but unfortunately I'm here on business. I want to see Mr Colby.
Noel Faraday: What did you want to see him about?
Bob Regan: Well he's been carrying on with my grandmother, I'd like to find out what his intentions are...
Noel Faraday: If you have any business with Mr Colby...
Bob Regan: I've lots of business but it's all personal.
Noel Faraday: I'm his secretary - his personal secretary.
Bob Regan: Well it just goes to show you how far a ...
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Elegant Escapism
10 December 2002 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

The Web is one of dozens of forties thrillers featuring private detectives and the rich men who hire them, the beautiful women who love them, and the police, who invariably hamper their efforts to unravel the clues to intricate mysteries, the details of which are explained with astonishing clarity in the end, despite the fact that most viewers can scarcely be expected to keep track of all the evidence. This one is more elegant than most, with plush settings and striking photography. There's a touch of Laura here, thanks to the casting of Vincent Price and the character he plays, as well as a bit of the Chandler private eye cycle in the character of Edmond O'Brien's detective. Ella Raines makes a beautiful heroine, and Bill Bendix is on hand as the no-nonsense cop. Michael Gordon directs smoothly, and everything comes together in the end. There's nothing remarkable in The Web, which is just a cut above the generic, but it works like a Swiss watch.


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