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The Web (1947)





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The Web is the definitive film noir title; the film itself is not quite as definitive, but is one of the better second-echelon examples of its genre. Attorney Edmond O'Brien and police lieutenant William Bendix join forces to trap a suspected murderer. The culprit is above-suspicion industrialist Vincent Price, who is behind two murders and a million-dollar robbery. O'Brien gets himself hired as Price's bodyguard, falling in love with the suspect's secretary Ella Raines. As the story progresses, Price contrives to use O'Brien as a fall guy for another murder--and it looks like he'll get away with it. The Web was the first directorial job for Michael Gordon, who spent the rest of the 1940s turning out above-average mellers for Universal.


Edmond O'Brien
as Bob Regan
Vincent Price
as Andrew Colby
Ella Raines
as Noel Farraday
William Bendix
as Lt. Damico
Maria Palmer
as Martha Kroner
John Abbott
as Charles Murdoch
Fritz Leiber
as Leopold Kroner
Howland Chamberlin
as James Nolan
Tito Vuolo
as Emilio Canepa
Wilton Graff
as District Attorney
Robin Raymond
as Newspaper Librarian
Joe Kirk
as Plainclothesman
William Haade
as Plainclothesman
Ethan Laidlaw
as Plainclothesman
Audrey Young
as Secretary
Pierre Watkin
as Mr. Griswold
Alex Frazer
as Medical Examiner
Jack G. Lee
as Maintenance Man
Lorin Raker
as Assistant
Lee Phelps
as Policeman
Russ Conway
as Mike, Fingerprint Man
Jack Gargan
as Ticket Man
Jack Lee
as Maintenance Man
Ralph Montgomery
as Photographer
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A great cast digs into this film noir with relish.

February 12, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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