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The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000)

TV-PG | | TV Movie 5 March 2000
A street kid interrupts Nero Wolfe's dinner with his eyewitness account of a kidnapping. The next day, the boy is dead and his mother comes to the detective with her son's meager savings and dying wish to hire Wolfe to solve his murder.

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A street kid interrupts Nero Wolfe's dinner with his eyewitness account of a kidnapping. The next day, the boy is dead and his mother comes to the detective with her son's meager savings and dying wish to hire Wolfe to solve his murder.

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Three Perfect Murders. One Perfect Detective.

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Nero Wolfe si cerceii misteriosi  »

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Saul stated that he was in room 312 but the room number on the door was 57. See more »

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Best capture of the Rex Stout mystique to date.
13 March 2000 | by (Lodi Wisconsin USA) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly accurate rendition of this "typical" Rex Stout book. Setting accurately depicted the era (early 50's). Wolfe and Archie nicely portrayed, including the crucial "multilevel" relationship which they enjoy.

Very pleased to see Rex Stout's dialog used frequently throughout the production. Hard to improve on his witty and intelligent characterizations. Plot development was orderly and included all the necessary ingredients and characters. A full cast of the principle Stout characters is essential and in this case provided.

Summary: I heartily recommend this film and hope for many sequels. Hopefully the sequels will return to the earliest books of the genre set in the mid to late 30's.


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