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Creepy classic with topnotch acting and directing,
This review is from: The Spiral Staircase [DVD]  (DVD)Turn off the lights and get ready for one of the best suspense films of the forties. The Spiral Staircase is perhaps not as well known as some classic Hitchcock movies, but the film is a true gem for aficinados of scary black and white thrillers. I was introduced to the film by my mother who saw it when she was 12 in 1946. It scared the hell out of her then and did the same to us both i 2009. The director is the most underrated Robert Siodmak, proberly best known for The Killers starring Burt Lancaster. The Spiral Staircase has all the ingredienses of a classic suspense film: Insane murderer, creepy old house, several suspects and superb black and white photography. Ethel Barrymore and specially George O'Brian give firstrate performances as two of the main characters in this unforgettable film.
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Initial post: 2 Nov 2011 16:03:56 GMT
S. Simms says:
It's George Brent not George O'Brien
Posted on 16 Apr 2013 20:18:53 BDT
I thought Rhonda Fleming (Blanche) was brilliant in that scene where she goes down into the cellar!
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