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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.

Director:

Jack Arnold

Writers:

Robert Blees (screenplay), Leonard Lee (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward G. Robinson ... Henry Hayes
John Forsythe ... Don Newell
Kathleen Hughes ... Paula Ranier
Marcia Henderson ... Louise Newell
Richard Denning ... Dave Markson
Hugh Sanders ... Police Lt. Mike Stevens
Jean Willes ... Sonia
Eve McVeagh Eve McVeagh ... Viv
Harry Tyler ... Jake (as Harry O. Tyler)
John Hiestand John Hiestand ... Announcer
Clark Howat ... Bob Warren
Robert Nelson Robert Nelson ... Plainclothesman (as Bob Nelson)
John Verros John Verros ... Fred Abbott
Helen Wallace ... Mrs. Doyle
Benny Rubin ... Tramp Comic
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Storyline

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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Blonde, Beautiful...and Born to Be Murdered! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1954 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Spin the Glass Web See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Edward G. Robinson's character, Henry Hayes, is an art collector, just as Edward G. Robinson was in real life. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Blue Moon
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Heard playing on a radio
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Temptation
5 April 2004 | by tomreynolds2004See 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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