GenreMystery CinematographyJames Wilson LanguageEnglish
WriterAgatha Christie, Eldon Howard Release dateNovember 1960 CastGlynis Johns (Clarissa Hailsham-Brown), John Justin (Henry Hailsham-Brown), Jack Hulbert (Sir Rowland Delahaye), Cicely Courtneidge (Miss Peake), Ronald Howard (Jeremy) Similar moviesMurder Ahoy, Murder Most Foul, Murder at the Gallop, Mr. Holmes, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Murder She Said
TaglineDon'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.
The poster tagline read, "DON'T TELL YOUR FRIENDS THE ENDING ... THEY WON'T BELIEVE IT!!!"
The story of an ambassador's wife who must hide the corpse of her husband from his daughter.
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
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."