The Spiral Staircase

United States, 1945

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The spiral staircase is a thriller with chilling developments. It set a standard by which other classic thrillers may be judged. A small town in 1906 New England is terrorised by a psychopathic killer of deformed girls. Based on the novel “Some must watch” by Ethel Lina White. Stars Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Kent Smith and Ethel Barrymore.

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Dore Schary

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RKO Radio Pictures


Robert Siodmak



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