Manage episode 317825370 series 71731
Robert Siodmak had a long career making films in Germany during the Weimar Republic (1919-1933) before fleeing to France in 1933. He then left for the United States in 1940 when France fell to Germany. "The Spiral Staircase" 1946 is a showcase of his talents in directing this gothic horror tale of a serial killer who targets vulnerable women in a Vermont town.
The cast in this suspenseful movie includes Dorothy McGuire as Helen the woman unable to speak, George Brent as Professor Warren a man with secrets, Ethel Barrymore as Mrs. Warren who recognizes danger for Helen, and Gordon Oliver as the suspicious Steven Warren. Elsa Lanchester dominates her scenes as Mrs. Oates and Kent Smith plays Dr. Parry the newly arrived Physician. Enjoy this shadowy murder mystery.
Here’s the IMDB page for “The Spiral Staircase”
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