The Spider and the Fly (1949) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Spider and the Fly (1949)

The Spider and the Fly





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The Spider and the Fly is set in Paris during the cloud-cuckoo days before WW I. The storyline intertwines the destinies of three people. Guy Rolfe plays Phillipe de Ledocq, a resourceful safecracker who always manages to elude arrest. Eric Portman is cast as police-chief Maubert, who will not rest until Ledocq is behind bars. And Nadia Gray is Madeleine, the woman beloved by both Ledocq and Maubert. Just as Maubert has managed to capture his man, Ledocq is released at the behest of the government, who wants him to steal secrets from the German embassy revealing the whereabouts of the Kaiser's secret agents. And just how does Madeleine figure into all of this? Spider and the Fly is a diverting precursor to the 1960s TV series It Takes a Thief. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
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Guy Rolfe
as Philippe de Ledocq
Nadia Gray
as Madeleine Saincaize
Eric Portman
as Fernand Maubert
Edward Chapman
as Minister of War
Maurice Denham
as Col. de le Roche
John Carol
as Jean/Alfred Louis
Madge Brindley
as Jacques' Grandmother
Harold Lang
as Delfort
John Salew
as Minister's secretary
May Hallatt
as Monique
Arthur Lowe
as Town clerk
Patrick Young
as Capt. Le Maitre
Sebastian Cabot
as Inspector
Keith Pyott
as Father Pletsier
Natasha Sokolova
as Girl in Berne
Philip Stainton
as Cafe manager
Hal Osmond
as Taxi driver
Alastair Hunter
as Watchman at Legation
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