The Spider's Web (1960 film)

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The Spider's Web
"The Spider's Web" (1960).jpg
British quad poster
Directed by Godfrey Grayson
Produced by Edward J. Danziger
Harry Lee Danziger
Written by Agatha Christie (play)
Albert G. Miller
Eldon Howard
Starring Glynis Johns
John Justin
Cicely Courtneidge
Jack Hulbert
Music by Tony Crombie
Cinematography James Wilson
Edited by Bill Lewthwaite
Danziger Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates November 1960
Running time 88 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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. [1] 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 and aired on December 26, 1982 starring Penelope Keith.

The poster tagline read, "DON'T TELL YOUR FRIENDS THE ENDING ... THEY WON'T BELIEVE IT!!!" [2]


The story of an ambassador's wife who must hide the corpse of her husband from his daughter.[3]


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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." [4]


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