The Spider and the Fly (December 1, 1949)

Loading the player...
The Spider and the Fly
 

Released on December 1, 1949: A French Detective teams up with the best cat-burglar in France to steal a list of foreign spies from a building in Switzerland.

Produced by Aubrey Baring

Directed by Robert Hamer

The Actors: Eric Portman (Fernand Maubert), Guy Rolfe (Philippe Lodocq), Nadia Gray (Madeleine Saincaize), George Cole (Marc, a detective), John Carol (Jean Louis and Alfred Louis), Harold Lang (pickpocket Belfort), Edward Chapman (Minister of War), Maurice Denham (Colonel de la Roche), John Salew (Minister's secretary), Mary Hallatt (Monique), James Hayter (Mayor), Arthur Lowe (town clerk), Patrick Young (Captain le Maitre), Sebastian Cabot (Prefect at Amiens), Jeremy Spenser (Jacques, boy in church), Madge Brindley (Jacques' grandmother), Keith Pyott (Father Pletsier), Natasha Sokolova (Nicole Porte), Philip Stainton (café manager), Hal Osmond (Swiss taxi driver), Alastair Hunter (watchman at ligation), Gerald Anderson (first coding clerk), Arnold Diamond (police officer), Howard Douglas (Inspector Le Jeune), Wallace Douglas (customs official), John Fabian (young shop assistant), Anne Gunning (Madeleine's maid), Hattie Jacques (Café Michel barmaid), Hamilton Keene (second coding clerk), Andreas Malandrinos (bank watchman), Charles Paton (Café Schader waiter), Campbell Singer (Belfort's escort), Frederic Steger (Swiss warder), Iris Vandeleur (cleaning woman)

 

Free Download of the classic movie The Spider and the Fly
RIGHT-Click for PC, Control key + click for mac, Tap and hold for touch screen

The-Spider-and-the-Fly-1949.mp4 (596mb - 720x526)
The-Spider-and-the-Fly-1949-720p.mp4 (1.6gb - 986x720)

Cherchez la femme . . .

Philippe Lodocq, played by Guy Rolfe, is France's master thief. He is able to open any safe of any size and easily remove the cash inside the safe . . . Even better than that . . . He is intelligent enough to always have an iron-clad alibi placing him far away from the crime at the time it is committed. Maubert, played by Eric Portman, is the smartest cop in Paris, but as smart as he is, he seems to always be just a step away from proving the master burglar's crimes. The criminal and the cop have been challenging each other so many times that they have become friends, as well as adversaries. As our adventure opens the burglar is sitting in a cathedral talking to a small boy and the priest, just as the bank alarm next to the cathedral starts ringing to signal a burglary. A beautiful lady has set it off and she quickly gets into a car and rides off to board a train headed for Paris. Madeleine, played by Nadia Gray, is in love with the suave burglar and will do anything for him . . . . Until the Paris cop Maubert puts her in jail hoping that she will tell him how Philippe pulls off his burglaries while he is far away in the presence of unassailable witnesses. Madeline does not tell the cop anything, but when she is released and returns to the arms of Philippe, he tells her that their relationship is over, and walks out of her life. Maubert the cop enters her life and the two have some gay times together, but she still will not give him evidence against the master burglar. This leads to that and Paris cop Maubert finally manages to catch the burglar in the act and put him in prison. Coincidentally, this same night, war breaks out between France and Germany, and while Philippe is rotting away in prison, Paris detective Maubert joins the French secret service trying to find German spies living in France. He learns that a complete list of spies is locked in a safe in Switzerland, and the only person able to break into the building and open the safe is cat-burglar Philippe, locked up in prison. Maubert convinces the French Minister for War that Philippe is the only man for the job, and soon Maubert and Philippe are working together instead of as adversaries, with the goal of stealing the list of spies locked up in a large safe . . . Our master cat-burglar Philippe succeeds in stealing the list and earning his freedom . . . and surprise of surprises . . . Whose name will appear on the list? . . . . . Nope, not that name . . . . The name that you didn't think of . . . . Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the show.

Edward Chapman
Edward Chapman
Eric Portman and George Cole
Eric Portman and George Cole
Eric Portman and George Cole
Eric Portman and George Cole
Eric Portman and Nadia Gray
Eric Portman and Nadia Gray
Eric Portman and Nadia Gray
Eric Portman and Nadia Gray
Eric Portman
Eric Portman
George Cole, Eric Portman and John Carol
George Cole, Eric Portman and John Carol
George Cole and Eric Portman
George Cole and Eric Portman
Guy Rolfe
Guy Rolfe
Guy Rolfe and Nadia Gray
Guy Rolfe and Nadia Gray
Guy Rolfe and Nadia Gray
Guy Rolfe and Nadia Gray
Guy Rolfe
Guy Rolfe
Harold Lang and Eric Portman
Harold Lang and Eric Portman
Jeremy Spenser and Guy Rolfe
Jeremy Spenser and Guy Rolfe
John Carol
John Carol
John Salew
John Salew
Maurice Denham, Guy Rolfe and Eric Portman
Maurice Denham, Guy Rolfe and Eric Portman
May Hallatt and Guy Rolfe
May Hallatt and Guy Rolfe
Nadia Gray
Nadia Gray
Nadia Gray and Eric Portman
Nadia Gray and Eric Portman
Nadia Gray
Nadia Gray
Sebastian Cabot
Sebastian Cabot