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Curse of the Black Widow ()


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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... See more »

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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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Flaps
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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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Summers-Hospital Administrator
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Sophie
Elizabeth Grey ...
Charlene
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Marion 'Popeye' Sykes
Crofton Hardester ...
Gianni
Howard Honig ...
Harker
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Jennifer
Robert Nadder ...
Hank - Morgue Attendant

Directed by

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Dan Curtis

Written by

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Robert Blees ... (teleplay) and
Earl W. Wallace ... (teleplay) (as Earl Wallace)
 
Robert Blees ... (story)

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Dan Curtis ... executive producer
Steven North ... producer
Steven P. Reicher ... associate producer

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Bob Cobert ... (as Robert Cobert)

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Paul Lohmann ... director of photography

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Leon Carrere

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Arnold Baker ... assistant editor

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Philip Barber ... (as Phil Barber)

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Richard Cobos ... makeup artist
Edie Panda ... hair stylist
Michael Westmore ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Don Goldman ... unit production manager
David McCann ... post-production supervisor

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Penny L. Vaughn ... first assistant director

Art Department

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William M. Bell ... construction coordinator
Kent H. Johnson ... property master

Sound Department

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Don J. Bassman ... re-recording mixer (as Don Bassman)
Bill Teague ... production sound mixer (as William R. Teague)

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Roy L. Downey ... special effects (as Roy Downey)
Jay King ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Robert W. King ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

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David Stipes ... visual effects (uncredited)

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Dick Ziker ... stunt coordinator

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Stevan Larner ... additional photographer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Bob E. Horn ... costumer: men
John S. Perry ... costume department head (as John Perry)
Barbara Siebert ... costumer: ladies

Music Department

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Leonard A. Engel ... music editor (as Len Engel)

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Norman Honath ... transportation captain

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Judy Rosenthal ... script supervisor (as Judy March Rosenthal)

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Love Trap (United States)
  • La malédiction de la veuve noire (France)
  • Der Fluch der schwarzen Witwe (Germany)
  • A Maldição da Viúva Negra (Brazil)
  • La maledizione della vedova nera (Italy)
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  • 100 min
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Did You Know?

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Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Curse of the Black Widow (1997). See more »
Quotes [speaking as Valerie]
Laura Lockwood: You can fool Laura, Olga dear... but not me.
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