5.6/10
151
12 user 1 critic

A Tattered Web (1971)

A detective accidentally kills his son-in-law's floozy and then tries to cover-up his actions.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A private detective finds himself with a perfect new secretary. But after a notorious gossip columnist turns up murdered, she may prove too good to be true.

Director: Philip Ford
Stars: Adele Mara, Warren Douglas, William Frawley
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An out-of-work architect meets a married woman who has a business proposition for him. The architect begins to suspect the woman's interest in him is not just financial and may actually be deadly.

Director: Paul Guilfoyle
Stars: Angela Lansbury, Keith Andes, Douglass Dumbrille
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two narcotics agents go after a gang of murderous drug dealers who use ships docking at the New York harbor to smuggle in their contraband.

Director: Laslo Benedek
Stars: Scott Brady, Richard Rober, K.T. Stevens
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man dreams he committed murder, then begins to suspect it was real.

Director: Maxwell Shane
Stars: Paul Kelly, DeForest Kelley, Ann Doran
Incident on a Dark Street (TV Movie 1973)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A small-time hood is murdered just as he is about to blow the whistle on an organized crime ring.

Director: Buzz Kulik
Stars: James Olson, David Canary, Robert Pine
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A veteran homicide detective who has witnessed his socialite girlfriend kill her husband sees his inexperienced brother assigned to the case.

Director: Felix E. Feist
Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Pursued by the big-time gambler he robbed, John Muller takes a new identity, with ironic results.

Director: Steve Sekely
Stars: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A lawyer is framed for the murder of a young party girl and tries to clear his name.

Director: Tay Garnett
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Edward Arnold, Broderick Crawford
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young married couple whose plans for their life together haven't turned out as expected decide to rob the bank where the husband works of $100,000, then hide the money in a safe place and... See full summary »

Director: James Cruze
Stars: Richard Cromwell, Helen Mack, Lionel Atwill
Terror on the Beach (TV Movie 1973)
Drama | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A family's outing turns out badly as they are terrorized by a gang of young thugs.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Dennis Weaver, Estelle Parsons, Kristoffer Tabori
Haunts of the Very Rich (TV Movie 1972)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of wealthy but secretly very troubled people travel to an island resort but find themselves wondering about their existences after a while.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Cloris Leachman, Edward Asner
A Little Game (TV Movie 1971)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A hostile youngster who will stop at nothing to break up his mother's marriage is suspected of homicide, and his stepfather fears that he may be the boy's next victim.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Diane Baker, Ed Nelson, Howard Duff
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Sgt. Ed Stagg
...
Steve Butler
Sallie Shockley ...
Tina Butler (as Sally Shockley)
...
Sgt. Joe Marcus
...
Willard Edson
...
Louise Campbell
...
Sam Jeffers
...
Sgt. Harry Barnes
...
Mr. Harland
...
Lt. Preston
Joseph Bernard ...
Bartender (as Joe Bernard)
...
Mrs. Simmons
...
Bert Korawicz (as Roy Jensen)
...
Police Surgeon
Edit

Storyline

A detective discovers his son-in-law is cheating on his wife. He confronts the other woman and accidentally kills her, then tries to pin the crime on a local derelict. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Shocking Suspense Classic! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 September 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alibi  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Entertaining If a Bit Silly
20 May 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Tattered Web, A (1971)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Silly but entertaining made-for-TV thriller has Lloyd Bridges playing Sgt. Ed Stagg. He learns that his son-in-law (Frank Converse) has been having an affair so he goes to the woman to make her put an end to the affair. Stagg accidentally kills her so he must protect himself but also try to keep the police from finding out who her boyfriend was. I've come to expect a certain amount of silliness when it comes to these made-for-TV flicks from the 70s. It really doesn't matter what they're about but the majority of them are entertaining but also very campy. That's pretty much the case here as we get a pretty good story but it's mixed in with some very dumb moments. One of the biggest killers of this type of film are how over dramatic they can be and this here usually happens right before we go to commercial as the music blares and we get a silly zoom shot towards the guilty person. We get quite a bit of that here but we also get some very silly moments including the scenes at the start when Bridges busts into the woman's house and just keeps insulting her and calling her a tramp. I couldn't help but laugh at this as well as some of the more sillier moments including a priceless sequence where Bridges is trying to protect his daughter yet he never realizes that he's just putting a burden on her. The entire "protecting the daughter" is driven into the ground here as we get countless dialogue scenes with Bridges expressing his love for his daughter, which is fine but at times they are way too cute and over the top. With that said, the story itself is a pretty interesting one and I thought it was also rather clever as we had Bridges trying to do two things at once. I think it goes against his character that he'd do so many wrong things to try and clear everything up. As for the actor, he's great fun to watch here as he really gives it his all and keeps the film moving from start to finish. We also get a great supporting cast that includes Murray Hamilton, Broderick Crawford, Val Avery, Whit Bissell, John Fielder and Anne Helm as the other woman. The daughter in the film has to be one of the dumbest characters in the history of film as you'd think you were watching a 2-year-old. She can never figure things out and is constantly coming off either stupid or just downright ignorant and one can't help but grow frustrated with her. If you're a fan of the genre then this here is pretty much a must-see.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?