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The Spiral Staircase (1945)

 





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The Spiral Staircase (1945)

In director Robert Siodmak's suspenseful psychological drama:

  • the atmosphere of terror and suspense in an old dark mansion - a raging storm outside, dark shadows, a spiral staircase, the killer's menacing eyes, gusts of wind, flickering candlelights, creaking doors - tormenting a young victimized mute Helen (Dorothy McGuire)
  • the suspenseful climax of her scream at the moment of peril and speaking her first words since childhood with a phone call for a doctor ("1-8-9...Dr. Parry...Come...It's I, Helen") - the film's final line of dialogue



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