The Spider's Web (1960 film)

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 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 and broadcast on 26 December 1982.

The Spider's Web
British quad poster
Directed byGodfrey Grayson
Produced byEdward J. Danziger
Harry Lee Danziger
Written byAgatha Christie (play)
Albert G. Miller
Eldon Howard
StarringGlynis Johns
John Justin
Cicely Courtneidge
Jack Hulbert
Music byTony Crombie
CinematographyJames Wilson
Edited byBill Lewthwaite
Danziger Productions
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
November 1960
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The poster tagline read, "DON'T TELL YOUR FRIENDS THE ENDING ... THEY WON'T BELIEVE IT!!!" [2]


The story of an ambassador's wife who must hide the corpse of her husband from his daughter.[3]


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."[4]


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