The Spider (1945 film)

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The Spider
Spider noir poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robert D. Webb
Produced by Ben Silvey
Screenplay by Scott Darling
Jo Eisinger
Irving Cummings Jr.
Story by Fulton Oursler
Lowell Brentano
Starring Richard Conte
Faye Marlowe
Kurt Kreuger
Music by David Buttolph
Cinematography Glen MacWilliams
Edited by Norman Colbert
Distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox
Release dates
  • December 1945 (1945-12) (United States)
Running time
63 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Spider is a 1945 American crime film noir directed by Robert D. Webb. The drama features Richard Conte, Faye Marlowe, and Kurt Kreuger.[1]


A private detective is pursued by both police and a mysterious killer.


Critical reception[edit]

Film critic Dennis Schwartz gave the film a mixed review, writing, "Robert D. Webb directs a lackluster B-film noir from the play by Charles Fulton...The Spider was a poor remake of the 1931 film of the same title. It held very little suspense, and the plot was filled with gaping holes. But Richard Conte is a fine action actor, and gives this slight film noir story a little boost just by his presence."[2]


  1. ^ The Spider at the Internet Movie Database.
  2. ^ Schwartz, Dennis. "Ozus' World Movie Reviews", film review, september 29, 2002. Last access: February 12, 2010.

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