The Spiral Staircase

"Good"

The Spiral Staircase Review


Heralded as a noirish classic, The Spiral Staircase is terribly forced as a thriller. While the ubiquitous eye peeping through the wall (which belongs to a serial killer of "afflicted" women in the 1910s) is creepy, the bad guy can really only be one of two people in the pick. Dorothy McGuire does a fair job as the mute could-be-next victim, but overall the thrill of Spiral is largely gone.


The Spiral Staircase

Facts and Figures

Run time: 83 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 1st December 1945

Production compaines: Vanguard Films, Dore Schary Productions, RKO Radio Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Fresh: 12 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.6 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Robert Siodmak

Producer:

Starring: as Helen Capel, as Professor Warren, as Mrs. Warren, as Dr. Parry, as Blanche, Gordon Oliver as Steve Warren, as Mrs. Oates, as Nurse Barker, as Mr. Oates, James Bell as Constable

Also starring: ,

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