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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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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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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: 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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Taut, well-acted and well-plotted thriller.
14 May 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Ella Raines was one of the best and most under-utilized actresses of the 40's. She was great in Phantom Lady and Tall In The Saddle, and is even better in the Web. And Bendix, O'Brien, and Price all equal her in excellence. But, the writing is the single most above-average thing about this all-but-forgotten little gem. It is exceedingly well[plotted, suspenseful, and surprising without ever seeming the least bit contrived. Mystery fans should track AMC carefully to be sure to catch this one next time around.


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