The Crooked Web

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The Crooked Web
The Crooked Web FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byNathan Juran
(as Nathan Hertz Juran)
Screenplay byLou Breslow
Story byLou Breslow
StarringFrank Lovejoy
Mari Blanchard
Richard Denning
CinematographyHenry Freulich
Edited byEdwin H. Bryant
Production
company
Clover Productions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
November 30, 1955
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The Crooked Web is a 1955 crime film noir directed by Nathan Juran and starring Frank Lovejoy, Mari Blanchard and Richard Denning.[1]

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Stan Fabian runs a drive-in restaurant with girlfriend Joanie Daniel, whose brother Frank turns up for a visit. Joanie has declined to marry Stan because he's strapped for cash, but Frank tempts him with a proposition, mentioning that he and a partner hid a stash of gold in Germany during the war.

Stan accepts an offer to help recover the gold for a cut of the loot. What he doesn't know is that Joanie and Frank are actually undercover cops. A rich businessman's son was apparently killed by Stan during a deal gone wrong, but the German police are unable to extradite him to charge him with a crime.

Frank pretends to shoot his partner, using blanks. He secretly meets with Berlin chief of police Koenig, pretending to be looking for the gold. Stan fears a double-cross, but confesses his wartime murder to Joanie, and is shocked to be placed under arrest.

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