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The Cobweb (1955)

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134 min | Drama

At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head, Dr. Stewart McIver, thinks that it would be good therapy for his patients to design and make new drapes for the library. Mrs. ...See moreAt an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head, Dr. Stewart McIver, thinks that it would be good therapy for his patients to design and make new drapes for the library. Mrs. Karen McIver, who is neglected by her hardworking husband (and a bit unbalanced herself), wants to make her mark on the clinic, so she orders new drapes. Miss Inch, the business manager, who has been with the clinic longer than anyone, sees this as an intrusion into her territory, and she too orders drapes. All this puts everyone in a dither, as they fight over drapes and clinic politics. Written by John Oswalt See less
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Writers
John Paxton (screenplay) | William Gibson (additional dialogue) (novel "The Cobweb")
Cinematographer
George J. Folsey (as George Folsey)
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Release date
Jun 15, 1955 (United States)

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47 cast members
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Richard Widmark
Dr. Stewart 'Mac' McIver Dr. Stewart 'Mac' McIver   See fewer
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Lauren Bacall
Meg Faversen Rinehart Meg Faversen Rinehart   See fewer
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Charles Boyer
Dr. Douglas N. Devanal Dr. Douglas N. Devanal   See fewer
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Gloria Grahame
Karen McIver Karen McIver   See fewer
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Lillian Gish
Victoria Inch Victoria Inch   See fewer
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John Kerr
Steven W. Holte Steven W. Holte   See fewer
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Susan Strasberg
Sue Brett Sue Brett   See fewer
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Oscar Levant
Mr. Capp Mr. Capp   See fewer
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Paul Stewart
Dr. Otto Wolff Dr. Otto Wolff   See fewer
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Jarma Lewis
Lois Y. Demuth Lois Y. Demuth   See fewer
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Adele Jergens
Miss Cobb Miss Cobb   See fewer
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Edgar Stehli
Mr. Holcomb Mr. Holcomb   See fewer
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Sandy Descher
Rosemary McIver Rosemary McIver   See fewer
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Bert Freed
Abe Irwin Abe Irwin   See fewer
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Mabel Albertson
Regina Mitchell-Smyth Regina Mitchell-Smyth   See fewer
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Fay Wray
Edna Devanal Edna Devanal   See fewer
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Olive Carey
Mrs. O'Brien - Nurse Mrs. O'Brien - Nurse   See fewer
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Eve McVeagh
Mrs. Shirley Irwin Mrs. Shirley Irwin   See fewer
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Tommy Rettig
Mark McIver Mark McIver   See fewer
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Jan Arvan
Mr. Appleton Mr. Appleton   See fewer
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Ruth Clifford
Mrs. Jenkins Mrs. Jenkins   See fewer
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Myra Marsh
Miss Gavney Miss Gavney   See fewer
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James Westerfield
James Petlee James Petlee   See fewer
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Stuart Holmes
Mr. Wietz Mr. Wietz   See fewer
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Ed Agresti
Barber (uncredited) Barber (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Barcroft
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John Bennes
Albert (uncredited) Albert (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lenore Kingston
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Kay E. Kuter
Patient (uncredited) Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Landers
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Dayton Lummis
Dr. Tim Carmody (uncredited) Dr. Tim Carmody (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilbur Mack
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John McKee
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Murray Pollack
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Leoda Richards
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Lomax Study
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Henry Sylvester
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6.4 / 10 | 1,359 votes