Science Fiction Theatre: Season 1, Episode 9

Spider Inc. (3 Jun. 1955)

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A scientist thinks he can use a 50 million year old piece of amber with a spider encased within to produce synthetic oil.



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Episode cast overview:
Truman Bradley ...
Host / Narrator
Joe Ferguson
Audrey Totter ...
Ellie Ferguson
Ludwig Stössel ...
Mr. Rogers (as Ludwig Stossel)
Robert Clarke ...
Herbert Rudley ...
Mr. McAdoo
Frank Hanley ...
Dr. Hemingway
Phil Arnold ...
George Meader ...
Mr. Malloy


A scientist thinks he can use a 50 million year old piece of amber with a spider encased within to produce synthetic oil.

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Drama | Sci-Fi




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3 June 1955 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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I Never Really Got the Petroleum Thing
10 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This silly episode begins with the silly 1950's thing about childbirth. When a woman becomes pregnant, everything is supposed to stop. The husband is an insensitive, myopic nerd who can't see past the end of his nose. The wife tells him how his research is ruining their lives--at least from a financial standpoint. Into his life comes a piece of petrified amber with a spider fossil in it. Somehow, this is going to provide a breakthrough for him and his new family. The kindly old science shop guy wants to sell it to him or 1500 dollars. A lot of goofy stuff happens in a kind of "It's a Wonderful LIfe" way, and his creditors get together and form a corporation. All that stuff aside, I still don't know what they discovered at the end. Watch it and see if you understand.

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