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The Glass Web (1953)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 14 May 1954 (France)
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 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
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Dave Markson
Hugh Sanders ...
Police Lt. Mike Stevens
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Sonia
Eve McVeagh ...
Viv
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Jake (as Harry O. Tyler)
John Hiestand ...
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Bob Warren
Robert Nelson ...
Plainclothesman (as Bob Nelson)
John Verros ...
Fred Abbott
Helen Wallace ...
Mrs. Doyle
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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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1.37 : 1
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The second of Universal Pictures' 3-D films directed by Jack Arnold (the first was It Came from Outer Space (1953)), this movie was tested in both 2-D and 3-D. Audiences did not prefer the 3-D version and (as a result of sub-standard projection of the stereoscopic 3-D process and the resulting prejudice against 3-D) many preferred the 2-D, flat version of the film. The 3-D version was rarely, if ever shown. There is no evidence that the 3-D version ever opened commercially in Los Angeles and may not even have been shown in New York or other major cities. A 3-D print does exist today, proving (in addition to the studio records) that the film was completed in that format. See more »

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The show is broadcast live from Los Angeles at 8:00 PM--meaning that in the Eastern Time Zone it would be 11:00, outside of prime time (and an hour when almost all stations would be airing the news). See more »

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Temptation
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Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
A phonograph record of this song figures prominently in the action
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Temptation
5 April 2004 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Breezy programmer pits "Crime of the Week" star John Forsythe in a battle of wits against technical consultant Edward G. Robinson. The backdrop is the murder of a calculating and blackmailing beautiful siren, well-played by the radiant Kathleen Hughes. Meanwhile, the record "Temptation" plays over and over and over again. A solid "B" movie supporting cast and inventive direction moves this one along quickly with the debonair Forsythe disarmed for quite a while by the bulldoggishly cynical Edward G. Robinson. The crime eventually gets reenacted on the TV show in the show's climactic scene. The trap is set, and somebody bites. I enjoyed the resolution, and hope you will also. Warning, Temptation is played so many times that it will probably run through your head for quite some time after seeing this one.


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