Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Jul. 11, 1932

The Web (by Frederick Herendeen; Charles H. Abramson and Jess Smith, producers). In a lonely house in Florida's Everglades a demented professor (William Ingersoll) grows a gigantic spider. He is assisted by a Japanese butler (Harold deBecker) who wants the formula to grow big Japanese. Into this setting presently appear all the characters requisite for mystery melodrama: two escaped murderers, two pursuing officers, a golden-hearted lad of the swamps who doubts his fitness to marry the professor's niece because his father "has snake's blood in his veins," a reporter for the...

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