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The Black Widow (1947)

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180 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The Daily Clarion hires detective story writer Steve Colt to investigate the deaths of a group of scientists working on an atomic rocket development project. Behind the killings is fortune teller Sombra, a spy from an Asian country intent ...See moreThe Daily Clarion hires detective story writer Steve Colt to investigate the deaths of a group of scientists working on an atomic rocket development project. Behind the killings is fortune teller Sombra, a spy from an Asian country intent on world domination, who is determined to pilfer the atomic rocket by luring workers from the project to her parlor and killing them with black widow spider venom when they refuse to cooperate. Written by Richard Scheib See less
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Franklin Adreon (original screenplay) | Basil Dickey (original screenplay) | Jesse Duffy (original screenplay) | Sol Shor (original screenplay)
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Nov 1, 1947 (United States)

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43 cast members
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Bruce Edwards
Steve Colt Steve Colt   See fewer
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Virginia Lee
Joyce Winters (as Virginia Lindley) Joyce Winters (as Virginia Lindley)   See fewer
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Carol Forman
Sombra, The Black Widow Sombra, The Black Widow   See fewer
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Anthony Warde
Nick Ward Nick Ward   See fewer
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Ramsay Ames
Ruth Dayton Ruth Dayton   See fewer
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I. Stanford Jolley
Dr. Z.V. Jaffa Dr. Z.V. Jaffa   See fewer
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Brother Theodore
Hitomu (as Theodore Gottlieb) Hitomu (as Theodore Gottlieb)   See fewer
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Virginia Carroll
Dr. Ann Curry [Chs. 6-7] Dr. Ann Curry [Chs. 6-7]   See fewer
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Gene Roth
John M. Walker - Newspaper Editor (as Gene Stutenroth) John M. Walker - Newspaper Editor (as Gene Stutenroth)   See fewer
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Sam Flint
Prof. Henry Weston Prof. Henry Weston   See fewer
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Tom Steele
Bard [Ch. 1] / Jack [Ch. 8] / Blair [Ch. 12] Bard [Ch. 1] / Jack [Ch. 8] / Blair [Ch. 12]   See fewer
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Dale Van Sickel
Bill [Ch. 4] / Hodges [Ch. 7] / Smith [Ch. 10] / Bass [Ch. 12-13] Bill [Ch. 4] / Hodges [Ch. 7] / Smith [Ch. 10] / Bass [Ch. 12-13]   See fewer
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LeRoy Mason
Dr. Godfrey [Ch. 5] Dr. Godfrey [Ch. 5]   See fewer
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Forrest Taylor
Bradley (Gang Lawyer) [Ch. 10] Bradley (Gang Lawyer) [Ch. 10]   See fewer
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Ernie Adams
Blinky Blinky   See fewer
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Keith Richards
Michael Burns [Ch. 1] Michael Burns [Ch. 1]   See fewer
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John Alban
Triangulator Station Tech (uncredited) Triangulator Station Tech (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dave Anderson
Porter-Spy (uncredited) Porter-Spy (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Bailey
Morgue Attendant (uncredited) Morgue Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Barron
Link (uncredited) Link (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Chesebro
J. Carter (uncredited) J. Carter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arvon Dale
Triangulator Station Tech (uncredited) Triangulator Station Tech (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Gordon
Reporter #2 at Demonstration (uncredited) Reporter #2 at Demonstration (uncredited)   See fewer
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Duke Green
Ted Mills (uncredited) Ted Mills (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Jerome
Reporter #1 at Demonstration (uncredited) Reporter #1 at Demonstration (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Lackteen
A. Kabob (uncredited) A. Kabob (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Landon
Andy Baldwin (uncredited) Andy Baldwin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carey Loftin
Spike (uncredited) Spike (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Mapes
Slade (uncredited) Slade (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank O'Connor
Police Inspector (uncredited) Police Inspector (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack O'Shea
Finnegan (uncredited) Finnegan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gil Perkins
Burke (uncredited) Burke (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Phillips
Distruct Attorney Mark (uncredited) Distruct Attorney Mark (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Price
Filmore Hagen (uncredited) Filmore Hagen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Reeves
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Steers
Dr. Harcourt (uncredited) Dr. Harcourt (uncredited)   See fewer
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Laura Stevens
Trixie (uncredited) Trixie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sullivan
Cop with Ruth (uncredited) Cop with Ruth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Terrell
Mendoza (uncredited) Mendoza (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank White
Lee (uncredited) Lee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert J. Wilke
Cabbie / Jailer (uncredited) Cabbie / Jailer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Wolfe
Guard #1 on Cargo Plane (uncredited) Guard #1 on Cargo Plane (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peggy Wynne
Nurse McIntyre (uncredited) Nurse McIntyre (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 317 votes