The Spider (1945 film)
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|Directed by||Robert D. Webb|
|Produced by||Ben Silvey|
|Screenplay by||Scott Darling|
Irving Cummings Jr.
|Based on||play by Fulton Oursler|
|Music by||David Buttolph|
|Edited by||Norman Colbert|
|Distributed by||Twentieth Century-Fox|
A private detective is pursued by both police and a mysterious killer.
- Richard Conte as Chris Conlon
- Faye Marlowe as Delilah 'Lila' Neilsen, alias Judith Smith
- Kurt Kreuger as Ernest, alias Garonne
- John Harvey as Burns
- Martin Kosleck as Mikail Barak
- Mantan Moreland as Henry
- Walter Sande as Det. Lt. Walter Castle
- Cara Williams as Wanda Vann, neighbor
- Charles Tannen as Det. Tonti
- Margaret Brayton as Jean, police records clerk
- Ann Savage as Florence Cain
- Harry Seymour as Ed, the Bartender
- Jean Del Val as Henri Dutrelle, hotel manager
- Odette Vigne as Mrs. Dutrelle
- James Flavin as Officer Johnny Tracy
Film critic Dennis Schwartz gave the film a mixed review, writing, "Robert D. Webb directs a lackluster B-film noir from the play by Charles Fulton...The Spider was a poor remake of the 1931 film of the same title. It held very little suspense, and the plot was filled with gaping holes. But Richard Conte is a fine action actor, and gives this slight film noir story a little boost just by his presence."
- Spider, The Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 13, Iss. 145, (Jan 1, 1946): 6.
- 'Tracy' Cast Gathers; Warners Seek 'Widow' Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 24 May 1945: A2.
- SCREEN NEWS: Richard Conte and Carole Landis to Be Featured Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES. New York Times 24 May 1945: 16.
- Little Lou Seriocomic Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times 21 Mar 1946: A3.
- Schwartz, Dennis. "Ozus' World Movie Reviews", film review, september 29, 2002. Last access: February 12, 2010.
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