The Spiral Staircase

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The Spiral Staircase ★★★ 1946

A mute servant, working in a creepy Gothic mansion, may be the next victim of a murderer preying on women afflicted with deformities, especially when the next murder occurs in the mansion itself. Great performance by McGuire as the terrified victim. Remade for TV in 1975. 83m/B VHS, DVD . Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Kent Smith, Rhonda Fleming, Gordon Oliver, Elsa Lanchester, Sara Allgood; D: Robert Siodmak; W: Mel Dinelli; C: Nicholas Musuraca; M: Roy Webb.

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