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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

"Black Widow" (1954)

"Black Widow" (1954) What if all the back biting denizens of the New York theatre world in "All About Eve" were suspects in a murder mystery and the victim turned out to be little Miss Eve herself? That's essentially the plot of this watchable whodunnit. Was the nasty opportunistic victim (Peggy Ann Garner) strangled by the bigtime producer (Van Heflin)? Or was it the always ravishing Gene Tierney as his famous actress wife? Maybe it was Ginger Rogers as the bitchy Queen Bee diva? It's up to George Raft playing the detective to figure it all out. A classy cast, witty dialog and some sumptuous '50s penthouse sets make for a winning diversion. 

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