The Black Spider (1920 film)

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The Black Spider
Directed by William Humphrey
Written by
Produced by Edward Godal
Cinematography William Shenton
Distributed by
Release date
  • May 1920 (1920-05)
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Black Spider is a 1920 British silent mystery film directed by William Humphrey and starring Mary Clare, Bertram Burleigh, and Ronald Colman. [1] It is an adaptation of the 1911 novel of the same name by Carlton Dawe. The film was partly shot on location in Monte Carlo.



A series of robberies have been committed against wealthy inhabitants of Monaco by a thief known as 'The Black Spider'. A young woman steals her aunt's jewels as a joke, pretending to be the Black Spider, but a detective is soon on her trail.



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