COBWEB

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THE COBWEB

Vincente Minnelli
USA, 1955
123min, OF

THE COBWEB

Vincente Minnelli
USA, 1955
, 123min, OF

Cast: 
Richard Widmark
Dr. Stewart McIver
Lauren Bacall
Meg Faversen Rinehart
Charles Boyer
Dr. Douglas N. Devanal
Gloria Grahame
Karen McIver
Lillian Gish
Victoria Inch
John Kerr
Steven Holte
Susan Strasberg
Sue Brett
Screenplay: 
John Paxton nach einer Vorlage von William Gibson
Sound: 
Wesley C. Miller
Camera: 
George J. Folsey
Editor: 
Harold F. Kress
Conrad A. Nervig
Composer: 
Leonard Rosenman
Decoration: 
F. Keogh Gleason
Edwin B. Willis
Costume: 
Helen Rose

Production: 
Warner Bros. 4000 Warner Blvd. Burbank, CA 91522, USA T 818 954 63 41 F 818 954 48 36
World Sales: 
Hollywood Classics Linton House, 39/51 Highgate Road London, NW5 1RS, Großbritannien T 207 424 72 80 F 207 428 89 36
Format: 
35 mm
Color

The Cobweb is one of the best of Minnellis 1950s dramas, set in an up-market psychiatric clinic with Richard Widmark as the head man, Gloria Grahame as the unusually sexual wife and mother, Lauren Bacall as the unusually maternal «other woman». It is this inversion which disrupts the paternal law and and the home: a worried Widmark appears to be losing his place in both, and only when the two women are back in conventional place can sanity be restored. Minnelli choreographs this fascinating melodrama with the same style and dynamism he brought to his famous musicals. (Jane Clarke)