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Along Came a Spider (1970)

The widow of a scientist who was murdered by his colleagues goes undercover at the research lab where he worked to expose them.

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Dr. Martin Becker
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Adrienne Klein
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When Janet Furie's scientist husband dies during an experiment gone wrong, she suspects that he was murdered by another scientist, Dr. Martin Becker. She hatches a clever revenge plan. By changing her looks and assuming a new identity, she insinuates herself into the life of Dr. Becker, all the while plotting to destroy his life and career. But is Dr. Becker really guilty? Written by Anonymous

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3 February 1970 (USA)  »

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A scientific problem
8 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

In the world of the chemistry lab, egos are as rife as in any other walk of life as they compete for recognition. Suzanne Pleshette (Anne) wants to discover the truth about the circumstances surrounding the death of her husband Lex Johnson (Dr Furie) a year earlier. He was the project manager overseeing a radiation experiment that went wrong. She thinks she knows what happened and is out for revenge, so watch out lecturer Ed Nelson (Martin). Nelson was part of the same project that killed her husband.

First of all, this film is listed as having a running time of 75 minutes. Well, the copy I have runs for 95 minutes so please take note – I don't know if there are two different versions around? As for the story, it keeps you guessing right until the end and there are several plot twists. It's a good watch and the cast do well in their roles. There are no spiders at all in this film, so don't expect to see any as you will be disappointed.

The film revolves around whether or not Pleshette has got her facts right. Can you be justified in acting on suspicion?


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