The Spider (1940 film)

The Spider is a 1940 British, black-and-white, crime, drama, thriller directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Derrick De Marney and Diana Churchill.[1] It was produced by Admiral Films.

The Spider
Original British trade ad
Directed byMaurice Elvey
Produced byVictor M. Greene
Written byVictor M. Greene
Kenneth Horne
Reginald Long
Based onnovel Night Mail by Henry Holt
StarringDiana Churchill
Derrick De Marney
Jean Gillie
Cecil Parker
CinematographyErnest Palmer
Victor M. Greene Productions (as Admiral Films)
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
15 April 1940 (UK)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


The thriller features a talent agent, whose corrupt actions are uncovered by his business partner. The corrupt sinks deeper by murdering him. Unfortunately for both of them, a young woman witnesses the murder. The talent agent attacks her, she is traumatised and loses her memory. After she is released from hospital, the talent agent resumes his chase, but a detective and his wife intervene with thrilling consequences.[2]



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