The Spiral Staircase (1975 film)

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The Spiral Staircase
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Directed by Peter Collinson
Produced by Josef Shaftel
Written by Ethel Lina White (novel)
Mel Dinelli (writer)
Starring Jacqueline Bisset
Michael Sarrazin
John Phillip Law
Music by David Lindup
Cinematography Ken Hodges
Edited by Raymond Poulton
Raven Films
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
Running time
86 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Spiral Staircase is a 1975 British horror mystery thriller film directed by Peter Collinson and starring Jacqueline Bisset and Christopher Plummer.[1][2] It is a remake of the 1945 film of the same name.


Helen Mallory is a beautiful young woman who has been unable to speak a word since seeing her husband and daughter die in a fire. She visits the home of her elderly, invalid grandmother, and meet her uncle, Joe Sherman, a respected psychiatrist, but the visit turns into a nightmare as she encounters his brash brother Steven, a pretentious Southern belle named Blanche, and a number of other mysterious characters in a house where everyone's life seems to be in grave danger.



  1. ^ "The Spiral Staircase". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Spiral Staircase Film 1975". BFI. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 

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