2A Films Present 'The Cobweb' (1955) on 35mm15

2A Films Present 'The Cobweb' (1955) on 35mm

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  • Thu 26 Jan
  • 135 minutes
  • Director: Vincente Minnelli
  • Cast: Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall, Charles Boyer
  • (1955)


At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head, Dr. Stewart McIver, thinks that it would be good therapy for his patients to design and make new drapes for the library. Mrs. Karen McIver, who is neglected by her hardworking husband (and a bit unbalanced herself), wants to make her mark on the clinic, so she orders new drapes. Miss Inch, the business manager, who has been with the clinic longer than anyone, sees this as an intrusion into her territory, and she too orders drapes. All this puts everyone in a dither, as they fight over drapes and clinic politics.

The film will be introduced by Professor Peter William Evans, Emeritus Professor of Film at Queen Mary, University of London. His publications include Written on the Wind (BFI, 2015), Top Hat (2010) and Carol Reed (2005).