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The Spider

The Spider(1958)

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Brief Synopsis

When a man doesn+t come home one night his daughter and her boyfriend go out searching and encounter a giant spider in a cave near the man+s wrecked car. Coming back with the Sheriff, the spider is seemingly killed by DDT spraying, and the body then hauled for storage in the high school gymnasium. However, a loud dose of rock music by a teenage garage band revives the arachnid and sends it rampaging through the town.

Cast & Crew

Bert I. Gordon Director
Ed Kemmer Mr. Kingman
June Kenney Carol Flynn
Gene Persson Mike Simpson
Gene Roth Sheriff Cagle
Hal Torey Mr. Simpson
June Jocelyn Mrs. Flynn
Mickey Finn Sam Haskel
Sally Fraser Helen Kingman
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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 30 Oct 1958
Release Date:  1958 Production Date:  EB; AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  American International Pictures
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Santa Rosa Productions
Duration(mins):  72-73 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  6,534    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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