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Curse of the Black Widow (1977)

A private detective named Mark Higbie on the trail of a murderer whose mutilated and predominantly male victims are found encased in silken cocoons. He eventually tracks the killer's path ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mark Higbie (as Tony Franciosa)
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Leigh Lockwood
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Laura Lockwood (as Patty Duke Astin)
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Mrs. Lockwood
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Olga
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Ragsdale
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Aspa Soldado
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Lazlo Cozart
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Lt. Gully Conti
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Carlo Lenzi
Robert Burton ...
Jeff Wallace
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Oakes - Zoo Watchman
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Gymnast
Irene Cagen ...
Rita (as Irene Forest)
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A private detective named Mark Higbie on the trail of a murderer whose mutilated and predominantly male victims are found encased in silken cocoons. He eventually tracks the killer's path to Los Angeles, where he discovers her true identity: a woman who was bitten by black widow spiders as a child. However, that's only the beginning of the story. Written by Ørnås

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16 September 1977 (USA)  »

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Love Trap  »

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When Olga walks to the house to look for Laura, she is wearing black flat shoes. When she enters the house, she is wearing black high heel pumps. See more »

Quotes

[speaking as Valerie]
Laura Lockwood: You can fool Laura, Olga dear... but not me.
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References Pretty Wet Lips (1974) See more »

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cursed with a stupid concept
28 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

On one level, this ill-fated Dan Curtis production is a cornucopia of great TV actors(Patty Duke, June Lockhart, June Allison, Donna Mills)clearly hard-up; this flick is the proof. Duke and Mills are twins who are somehow connected to a series of bizarre murders. Seems the victims are dispatched by a gigantic spider. Coincidentally, the twins late parents were doing research with spiders before they died. Many questions are laid out, such as: why is the spider made of paper-mache? Why is Patty Duke running around in a brunette wig and black jumpsuit and speaking with a bad German accent? What was Dan Curtis on when he conceived this disaster? The cast members could have only been trying to pay down their morgages doing this one.


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