The Cobweb

BBB

(out of 5)


Satisfying though strange melodrama from Vincente Minnelli is one of his least remembered films.   plays a psychiatrist whose devotion to his patients at his clinic outweighs that towards his wife () and children.   plays a woman with a ‘marked past’ who works at the clinic and finds a kindred spirit in Widmark, while  is one of the troubled patients who can’t get over his fear of women. Like other movies from the fifties about clinical psychology, the film’s treatment of these issues is dated, but as a drama it works well enough. The central issue of the film is the selection of the clinic’s library drapes, and the power struggle that is created in the effort to choose the decorations creates all manner of dramatic conflict.


USA, 1955

Directed by

Screenplay by , additional dialogue by , based on his novel

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


Cast Tags:  , , , , ,, , , , , , , , ,, , , , , ,, , , , , ,


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