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The Spider's Web (1960)

When an intruder is killed in her house, the comfortable life of Clarissa Hailsham-Browne is turned upside-down.

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Godfrey Grayson

Writers:

Agatha Christie (play), Eldon Howard | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Glynis Johns ... Clarissa Hailsham-Brown
John Justin ... Henry Hailsham-Brown
Jack Hulbert ... Sir Rowland Delahaye
Cicely Courtneidge Cicely Courtneidge ... Miss Peake
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard ... Jeremy
David Nixon David Nixon ... Elgin
Wendy Turner Wendy Turner ... Pippa
Basil Dignam ... Hugo
Joan Sterndale-Bennett Joan Sterndale-Bennett ... Mrs. Elgin
Ferdy Mayne ... Oliver
Peter Butterworth Peter Butterworth ... Insp. Lord
Anton Rodgers ... Sgt. Jones
Robert Raglan ... Dr. Berry
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When an intruder is killed in her house, the comfortable life of Clarissa Hailsham-Browne is turned upside-down.

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Don't tell your friends the ending ... They won't believe it!!!

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Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Spinngewebe See more »

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Production Co:

Danziger Productions Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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First screened in 1961 to British cinemas as a second feature. It was later screened on American television as an episode of Kraft Mystery Theater (1959). See more »

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Edited into Kraft Mystery Theater: The Spider's Web (1961) See more »

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A charming movie.
18 April 2018 | by Paul EvansSee all my reviews

It's one of Agatha Christie's lesser known stage plays, but it's quite an intriguing mystery, with some unexpected moments, and a rather surprise ending. Glynis Johns is utterly charming as Clarissa Hailsham-Brown, the whole film depends on her delivering, making the character insanely enthusiastic, energetic and hugely inquisitive, and that she does incredibly well. She is well supported and in good company, Cicely Courtneidge grabs my attention the most, with an excellent performance as Miss Peake. Peter Butterworth adds some wonderful humour as the bemused and baffled Inspector Lord.

It's definitely well acted, well produced, you can tell by the costumes and design that very early 1960's, as it has a wonderfully proper feel to it.

Previously made in the 50's with Margaret Lockwood, It would be remade by the BBC for Christmas in 1982, for what is my personal favourite adaptation, I adore Penelope Keith's interpretation of Clarissa.

Come on BBC this one could be remade rather easily :-)

Nice movie 8/10


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