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At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head, Dr. Stewart McIver, thinks that it would be good therapy for his patients to... See more »

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Dr. Stewart 'Mac' McIver
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Meg Faversen Rinehart
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Dr. Douglas N. Devanal
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Karen McIver
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Victoria Inch
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Steven W. Holte
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Sue Brett
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Mr. Capp
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Dr. Otto Wolff
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Lois Y. Demuth
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Miss Cobb
Edgar Stehli ...
Mr. Holcomb
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Rosemary McIver
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Abe Irwin
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Regina Mitchell-Smyth
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Edna Devanal
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Curly
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Mrs. O'Brien - Nurse
Eve McVeagh ...
Mrs. Shirley Irwin
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Mark McIver
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Sally
Jan Arvan ...
Mr. Appleton
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Mrs. Jenkins
Myra Marsh ...
Miss Gavney
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James Petlee
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Sadie
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Mr. Wietz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Agresti ...
Barber (uncredited)
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Police Lieutenant Ferguson (uncredited)
John Bennes ...
Albert (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Concertgoer (uncredited)
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Patient (uncredited)
Harry Harvey Jr. ...
Messenger (uncredited)
Lenore Kingston ...
Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
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Patient (uncredited)
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Intern (uncredited)
Dayton Lummis ...
Dr. Tim Carmody (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ...
Concertgoer (uncredited)
John McKee ...
Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
Patricia Miller ...
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Norman Ollestad ...
Usher (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ...
Concertgoer (uncredited)
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Concertgoer (uncredited)
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Board Member (uncredited)
Lomax Study ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Henry Sylvester ...
Patient (uncredited)
Moria Turner ...
Patient (uncredited)

Directed by

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Vincente Minnelli

Written by

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John Paxton ... (screenplay)
 
William Gibson ... (additional dialogue)
 
William Gibson ... (novel "The Cobweb")

Produced by

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John Houseman ... producer
Jud Kinberg ... associate producer

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Leonard Rosenman

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George J. Folsey ... (as George Folsey)

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Harold F. Kress
Conrad A. Nervig ... (uncredited)

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Alvord Eiseman ... color consultant

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E. Preston Ames
Cedric Gibbons

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F. Keogh Gleason
Edwin B. Willis

Costume Design by

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Helen Rose ... (uncredited)

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Sydney Guilaroff ... hair stylist
William Tuttle ... makeup designer

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William Kaplan ... unit manager (uncredited)

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William Shanks ... assistant director

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David Stone Martin ... graphic designer

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Wesley C. Miller ... recording supervisor
Kurt Hernfeld ... sound editor (uncredited)
Van Allen James ... sound editor (uncredited)
Al Kelley ... sound editor (uncredited)
Charles Wallace ... sound (uncredited)

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Johnny Green ... conductor (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald ... score remixer (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head, Dr. Stewart McIver, thinks that it would be good therapy for his patients to design and make new drapes for the library. Mrs. Karen McIver, who is neglected by her hardworking husband (and a bit unbalanced herself), wants to make her mark on the clinic, so she orders new drapes. Miss Inch, the business manager, who has been with the clinic longer than anyone, sees this as an intrusion into her territory, and she too orders drapes. All this puts everyone in a dither, as they fight over drapes and clinic politics. Written by John Oswalt

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Taglines The Story of the Strange Mansion on the Hill See more »
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Also Known As
  • La toile de l'araignée (France)
  • La toile d'araignée (France)
  • La tela de araña (Spain)
  • Pyörteitä (Finland)
  • La toile de l'araignée (Belgium, French title)
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  • 134 min
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Budget $1,976,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Marks the return of Lillian Gish to MGM after a 22-year absence. See more »
Goofs When Karen (Gloria Grahame) storms into her bedroom and kicks off her shoes, she apparently launches the first one over the walls of the set, as it shoots straight up toward the supposedly low ceiling but never comes down. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Point Blank (1967). See more »
Quotes Steven Holte: They said Van Gogh was crazy because he killed himself. He couldn't sell a painting while he was alive, and now they're worth twenty million dollars. They weren't that bad then and they're not that good now, so who's crazy?
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