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The Spider's Web is a 1960 British mystery film directed by Godfrey Grayson and starring Glynis Johns, John Justin, Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert. It was an adaptation of the play Spider's Web by Agatha Christie. The film followed the plot of the play fairly closely.

UK Release[]

The film was released in the UK in November 1960 and was reportedly not very successful, attracting few reviews. It was subsequently shown on UK ITV in a few regions in the 1960s and 1970s but it remains one of the lesser known adaptations.[1]

US Release[]

It is not known if the film was released in US cinemas but an edited version (down to 60 minutes) became Episode 9 of Season 1 of the NBC anthology series "Kraft Mystery Theater" which was first broadcast on 9 Aug 1961.



  1. Mark Aldridge, Agatha Christie on Screen (London: Palgave MacMillan, 2016), 85-86, ebook edition.