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The Spiral Road (1962)

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An arrogant young doctor helps an eccentric older doctor care for natives in the Dutch West Indies circa 1936. Challenged by love, leprosy and black magic, he undergoes a series of ordeals ... See full summary »

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Els
Geoffrey Keen ...
Neva Patterson ...
Louise Kramer
Will Kuluva ...
Dr. Sordjano
Philip Abbott ...
Frolick
Larry Gates ...
Dr. Kramer
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Insp. Bevers
Edgar Stehli ...
The Sultan
Judy Dan ...
Laja
Robert F. Simon ...
Dr. Martens
Ibrahim Bin Hassan ...
Stegomyia
Reggie Nalder ...
Burubi
Leon Lontoc ...
Dr. Hatta
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An arrogant young doctor helps an eccentric older doctor care for natives in the Dutch West Indies circa 1936. Challenged by love, leprosy and black magic, he undergoes a series of ordeals on a spiritual journey through the jungles of Java. Written by Gary R. Peterson

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Am schwarzen Fluß  »

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Trivia

The Spiral Road contains the origin for the opening of Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969). Rock Hudson wanders aimlessly through the jungle confused to his identity, while his beard grows long and his clothes wind up in tatters. Finally he comes to a clearing where there is a pool. He sees his reflection and exclaims, "It's..." But instead of an offstage voice saying Monty Python's Flying Circus, he just says, "It's... me!". See more »

Quotes

Els: You don't need me, do you?
Dr. Anton Drager: I never said that.
Els: But you believe it.
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Featured in Rock Hudson's Home Movies (1992) See more »

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The Spiral Road is a True Experience
7 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When allowed to ACT, Rock Hudson was capable of great things. The Spiral Road is one of those times when he gives a tour-De-force performance. He was always under-rated and yet always managed to deliver - and then some!

My memory of this movie is vivid. I saw it in its original theatrical release, but never saw it on TV. And yet, the film remains in my memory ... I believe the DVD is missing a pertinent scene - between Anton and Els. It marks an important turning point in the audience's understanding of Anton. Those who saw the original will know which scene I am referring to.

Thank you, Universal for finally putting out a Rock Hudson - Screen Legends package. You included The Spiral Road and I am grateful, as every one of his fans is.


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