WriterKenneth Horne, Reginald Long Release date15 April 1940 (UK) Based onnovel Night Mail by Henry Holt GenresThriller, Crime Fiction, Drama CastCecil Parker, Derrick De Marney, Diana Churchill, Jean Gillie Related Maurice Elvey moviesSons of the Sea (1939), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1921), Medal for the General (1944)
The Spider is a 1940 British, black-and-white, crime, drama, thriller, directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Derrick De Marney and Diana Churchill. It was produced by Admiral Films.
This thriller features a talent agent, whose corrupt actions are uncovered by his business partner. The corrupt sinks deeper by murderng 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.