The Spiral Road (1962)

The Spiral Road





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Movie Info

This slow moving story has young doctor Anton Drager (Rock Hudson) traveling to the jungles of Java to work with a famous researcher. The fabled Dr. Jansen (Burl Ives) has been in the bush quite a while, and is an expert on natural healing with plants found in the jungle. The atheistic Anton must find spiritual guidance as he battles victims of voodoo priests, witch doctors and black magic while his wife Els (Gena Rowlands) prays for his safety.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: John Lee Mahin, Neil Paterson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 14, 2006

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as Dr. Anton Drager

as Dr. Brits Jansen

as Louise Kramer

as Dr. Sordjano

as Dr. Kramer

as Inspector Bevers

as The Sultan

as Dr. Martens

as Burubi

as Dr. Hatta

as Maj. Vlormans

as Mr. Boosmans

as Van Bloor

as Mrs. Boosmans

as Dr. Sander

as Barmaid/Hotel Girl

as Minister

as Drager's Replacement

as Hotel Girl

as Planter

as Planter

as Dr. Martens
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Critic Reviews for The Spiral Road

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 14, 2008
Top Critic

Weird but wildly inventive tale of doctors in the jungle, with good visuals.

Full Review… | January 4, 2011
Classic Film and Television

Audience Reviews for The Spiral Road

Sprawling, well made if a bit heavy handed drama is helped by good location work and sturdy performances from Rock Hudson and Burl Ives. Gena Rowlands in one of her early roles does what she can with the thin character handed to her but the focus is really on Hudson and his journey of self awareness.

jay nixon

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