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Director  Godfrey Grayson
Music director  Tony Crombie
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Country  United Kingdom
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Mystery
Cinematography  James Wilson
Language  English
The Spiders Web (1960 film) movie poster
Writer  Agatha Christie, Eldon Howard
Release date  November 1960
Cast  Glynis Johns (Clarissa Hailsham-Brown), John Justin (Henry Hailsham-Brown), Jack Hulbert (Sir Rowland Delahaye), Cicely Courtneidge (Miss Peake), Ronald Howard (Jeremy)
Similar movies  Murder Ahoy, Murder Most Foul, Murder at the Gallop, Mr. Holmes, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Murder She Said
Tagline  Don't tell your friends the ending ... They won't believe it!!!

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. 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.

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

Plot

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

Cast

  • Glynis Johns - Clarissa Hailsham-Brown
  • John Justin - Henry Hailsham-Brown
  • Jack Hulbert - Sir Rowland Delahaye
  • Cicely Courtneidge - Miss Peake
  • Ronald Howard - Jeremy
  • David Nixon - Elgin
  • Wendy Turner - Pippa
  • Basil Dignam - Hugo
  • Joan Sterndale-Bennett - Mrs Elgin
  • Ferdy Mayne - Oliver
  • Peter Butterworth - Inspector Lord
  • Anton Rodgers - Sergeant Jones
  • 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."

    References

    The Spider's Web (1960 film) Wikipedia
    The Spiders Web (1960 film) IMDb The Spiders Web (1960 film) themoviedb.org


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