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The Web (1947)

Approved  |   |  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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Andrew Colby
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Leopold Kroner
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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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It's a double-cross - a triple murder , with kisses for ME !


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1.37 : 1
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Second cameraman Irving Glassberg's first film as director of photography. See more »

Quotes

Bob Regan: When I'm worth forty million dollars, I'm going to have a secretary looks exactly like you.
Noel Faraday: Oh, my tastes are fairly simple. Twenty million would be quite enough.
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Forgotten Thriller Is a Lot of Fun
17 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A nifty little thriller that has lawyer Edmond O'Brien hired as bodyguard for business tycoon Vincent Price. Of course it doesn't take a detective to figure out that someone is setting someone else up, nor does it take a college diploma to figure out who those someones might be. Still, the cast (which also includes Ella Raines and William Bendix) is obviously enjoying themselves here, and if they're not going to take things too seriously, why should you? It's best not to think too hard about the plot developments (like why would a tycoon hire a lawyer to be his bodyguard in the first place?) and just enjoy the slick ride.

Grade: A-


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