• The Cobweb (1955)

The Cobweb

Release Date: 1955

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

At a psychiatric clinic for the elite, Dr. Stewart McIver (Richard Widmark) wants to institute a policy of self-governance among his patients. To further his goals, Dr. McIver proposes that residents collaborate to design and make new drapes for the clinic library. Though it seems inconsequential, trouble ensues when the clinic patients become locked in a power struggle with the equally unbalanced staff, including activities director Meg Rinehart (Lauren Bacall).

Cast: Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall, Charles Boyer, Gloria Grahame, Lillian Gish, John Kerr, Susan Strasberg, Oscar Levant

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: 1950s, Melodramatic, Rivalry, Office, Fall, Engaging, Intense, Wife