The Cobweb
The Cobweb (1955)

William Gibson's novel The Cobweb was brought to the screen by MGM with an impressive, hand-picked cast. Richard Widmark plays the head of a posh psychiatric clinic. Widmark's wife Gloria Grahame jockeys for the honor of selecting… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 22, 1992
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Strange, unique look at mental asylum is both visually and dramatically brilliant.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The highlight of the film was Oscar Levant singing "Mother" while being sedated.

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Niki Patton
Martha's Vineyard Times (Massachusetts)

With its usual twist, it's surprising that The Cobweb hasn't become a cult classic. This '50's studio picture combines the ever popular Hollywood topic of mental illness with interior decorating.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Quintessential Minnelli melodrama is also a personal film: Set in an asylum in which the conflict concerns the kinds of drapes to be used, it offers inside look at a rigid institution in which the caretakers are as needy as the patients.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
It's all about the DRAPES!!!! Truly odd film is loaded with great actors and a ludicrous story. How it ever got the green light from the studio is mystery… More
The Movie Waffler
Minnelli managed to assemble an all star cast for such a strange concept. On paper it would seem like the plot of a screwball comedy but the movie is played… More