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Cobweb, The

With its top cast and Vincente Minnelli’s command of color and melodrama, this film is popcorn for fans of soaps.



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Genre:   Drama
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Director:   Vincente Minnelli
Cast:   Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall, Charles Boyer, Gloria Grahame, Lillian Gish, John Kerr, Susan Strasberg, Oscar Levant, Tommy Rettig
Theatrical Release Date:   06/07/1955
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Cobweb, The
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Classic style (3)
  • Entertaining (3)

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      3.0

      GLOSSY AND BIG - FLAWED CLASSIC

      By psycho

      from australia

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Cobweb, The:

      Big stars, big production, from a great director. But panned by most critics at the time, it is now more appreciated even though flawed - it is all about a new curtain for a home for the mentally disturbed.... The print is beautiful - wide cinemascope and stereo sound too. A must for home theatre systems and those who love collecting classic Hollywood. A slick M-G-M rarity.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Masterpiece

      By Chris

      from Hamden, CT

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        Comments about Cobweb, The:

        The Cobweb is one of Vincente Minnelli's many triumphs, and a high water mark for the melodrama of the 1950s. The mastery of color, screenplay, and characterization is superb--this is the Old Hollywood at its best, a reminder of what we've lost in the age of the adolescent blockbuster.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        One of the great Minnelli melodramas...

        By The Vid

        from Colorado Springs

        About Me Home Theater

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            Comments about Cobweb, The:

            Vincente Minnelli was in peak form here, properly utilizing the CinemaScope screen for a lurid melodrama about an upscale nut house with old drapes. A terrific cast give fascinating performances, and while there is the tacky Freudianisms of the time, the unsettling domestic truths shine through in dazzling Technicolor. This nicely restored print is lushly saturated and presented with the original multi-track sound, which bodes nicely for Leonard Rosenman's atonal score. Superb.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Why didn't I remember how good this is?

            By malachi8

            from New York, New York

            About Me Collector, Movie Buff

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              Comments about Cobweb, The:

              I saw this film years ago and didn't really appreciate it. This time around I was totally engaged in the story. Unusual role for Widmark.

              Great color and cinemascope. Fifties cinema at it's best.

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