The Spiral Staircase (6-Feb-1946)|
Director: Robert Siodmak
Writer: Mel Dinelli
From novel: Some Must Watch by Ethel Lina White
Music by: Roy Webb
Producer: Dore Schary
In turn-of-the-century New England, a serial killer targets young women with disabilities (or "afflictions", using the language of the time), culling those he considers imperfect. Dorothy McGurie turns in an exceptional performance as a mute women in the employ of bedridden Ethel Barrymore. Stylish gothic thriller; Ethel Barrymore received Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
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