The Spiral Staircase

United States, 1945

Film
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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.

Credits

producer

Dore Schary

production company

RKO Radio Pictures

Duration

01:24:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1945

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37089

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Detective and mystery films

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Thrillers

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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