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The Glass Web (1953)

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A beautiful but heartless television actress, uses seduction and tricks to blackmail the men in her life to a point, where she could get herself killed.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Henry Hayes
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Don Newell
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Paula Ranier
Marcia Henderson ...
Louise Newell
Richard Denning ...
Dave Markson
Hugh Sanders ...
Police Lt. Mike Stevens
Jean Willes ...
Sonia
Eve McVeagh ...
Viv
Harry Tyler ...
Jake (as Harry O. Tyler)
John Hiestand ...
Announcer
Clark Howat ...
Bob Warren
Robert Nelson ...
Plainclothesman (as Bob Nelson)
John Verros ...
Fred Abbott
Helen Wallace ...
Mrs. Doyle
Benny Rubin ...
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The ice-cold diva Paula ruthlessly exploits the guys she dates. While blackmailing the married Don with a recent one-night-stand, she has a secret affair with Henry, who works as researcher for the weekly authentic TV show "Crime of the Week", which Don writes for. When Henry fails to help her to a role, she insults him deadly... and ends up dead herself. Now Don desperately tries to hide his traces, but Henry sabotages his efforts and suggests he write the unsolved murder case for next week's show... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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14 May 1954 (France)  »

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Among the real-life actors whose photos are hanging on the wall of Markson's office are Tony Curtis, Jeff Chandler and Shelley Winters. See more »

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When Don drives with Henry to the studio and "takes the wrong road", the exterior shot at that moment shows him with what appears to be a female passenger instead of a character wearing a hat, as what Henry is wearing. See more »

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Temptation
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
A phonograph record of this song figures prominently in the action
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Dated But Effective Thriller..
17 September 2001 | by (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"The Glass Web" was originally filmed in 3-D in 1953. To director Jack Arnold's credit, he doesn't litter the movie with 3-D effects but limits them to scenes that do little to interfere with the plot.

Edward G. Robinson, John Forsythe and Richard Denning are involved in the weekly production of realism crime TV show called "Crime of the Week". Kathleen Hughes plays an actress who "uses" men to achieve her goals. Both Forsythe and Robinson, unbeknownst to each other are involved with her. When she turns up murdered it is decided to make her demise the subject of the season ending show in order to encourage the sponser to pick up the show for the following season. But who really killed her?

"The Glass Web" is interesting not only for its intricate plot and 3-D effects, but for a look inside 1950s TV production. It was a time in television when shows were produced live on a weekly basis. So you can appreciate the pressure upon the production team to come up with a new and interesting show every week. This is the basis behind the plot of this picture.

Robinson is cool and sinister in his role and Forsythe is very good as the harried writer. Kathleen Hughes is also quite good as the femme fatale. Trivia buffs may remember that she was known as "the 3-D girl" during the 3-D craze, due to her many appearances in 3-D films.

"The Glass Web" is a dated but effective thriller representative of the period.


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