The Spider's Web (1960 film)

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The Spider's Web
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Directed by Godfrey Grayson
Written by Agatha Christie (play)
Albert G. Miller
Eldon Howard
Produced by Edward J. Danziger
Harry Lee Danziger
Starring Glynis Johns
John Justin
Cicely Courtneidge
Jack Hulbert
Cinematography James Wilson
Edited by Bill Lewthwaite
Music by Tony Crombie
Production
company
Danziger Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
November 1960
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

The Spider's Web is a 1960 British mystery film directed by Godfrey Grayson and starring Glynis Johns, John Justin, Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert. [1] It was an adaptation of the 1954 play Spider's Web by Agatha Christie, and a rare Technicolor 'A' feature from the Danzigers. It was remade as a television special starring Penelope Keith that was broadcast on 26 December 1982.

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Plot

The story of an ambassador's wife who must hide the corpse of her stepdaughter's unlikeable stepfather from her husband, who is bringing important visitors to their country home. [2]

Cast

Critical reception

TV Guide wrote, "an entertaining film version of Agatha Christie's 1954 stage play about a diplomat's wife who hides the corpse of her stepdaughter's father. Though there is no Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot to push this programmer along, it still moves at a lively pace." [3]

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References

  1. "The Spider's Web (1960) - BFI". BFI. Archived from the original on 29 January 2009.
  2. "The Spider's Web (1960) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  3. "The Spider's Web". TV Guide.