The Spider (1940 film)

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The Spider
"The Spider" (1940).jpg
Original British trade ad
Directed by Maurice Elvey
Produced by Victor M. Greene
Written by Victor M. Greene
Kenneth Horne
Reginald Long
Based on novel Night Mail by Henry Holt
Starring Diana Churchill
Derrick De Marney
Jean Gillie
Cecil Parker
Cinematography Ernest Palmer
Production
company
Victor M. Greene Productions (as Admiral Films)
Distributed by General Film Distributors (UK)
Release dates
15 April 1940 (UK)
Running time
81 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Spider is a 1940 British, black-and-white, crime, drama, thriller, directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Ronald Shiner as (uncredited).[1] It was produced by Admiral Films.

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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.[2]

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