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The Spiral Staircase

The Spiral Staircase(1946)

Also Known As: Some Must Watch | The Silence of Helen McCord |

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Brief Synopsis

A serial killer stalks a mute servant girl in a remote mansion.

Cast & Crew

Robert Siodmak Director
George Brent Professor [Albert] Warren
Ethel Barrymore Mrs. Warren
Kent Smith Dr. [Brian] Parry
Gordon Oliver Steve Warren
Elsa Lanchester Mrs. Oates
Sara Allgood Nurse Barker
Rhys Williams Mr. Oates
James Bell Constable
Larry Wheat Minister
Stanley Price Starry-eyed man

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: week of 7 Feb 1946
Release Date:  1946 Production Date:  A Dore Schary Production
Mertz AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  RKO Radio Pictures, Inc., Vanguard Films, Inc.
Duration(mins):  83 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  7,516    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Borrowed by Hitchcock

    Nick Harrell 2017-01-03

    The same basic framework for this film was borrowed by the "Alfred Hitchcock Hour" in the 1960's to produce a very frightening episode... MORE>

  • Put this up for sale

    Janice Machado 2015-07-22

    I wonder why when a person wants to buy this movie you do not have it in the shop section to purchase. You have other ones with same title, but nothing... MORE>

  • Atmospheric Siodmak

    el debbo 2015-05-22

    He could really set the light-and-shadows scene. Two things really got to me at the beginning of the story, after the lame girl had been murdered: Dorothy... MORE>