The White Spider (1963 film)

The White Spider (German: Die weiße Spinne) is a 1963 West German crime thriller film directed by Harald Reinl and starring Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Dor and Horst Frank. It is based on a novel of the same name by the Czech writer Louis Weinert-Wilton.[1]

The White Spider
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Directed byHarald Reinl
Produced by
Written byEgon Eis
Based onThe White Spider
by Louis Weinert-Wilton
Music byPeter Thomas
CinematographyWerner M. Lenz
Edited byWolfgang Wehrum
  • Arca-Winston Films
  • Hans Oppenheimer Film
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
  • 5 April 1963 (1963-04-05)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art director Ernst H. Albrecht. Location shooting took place in London, Hamburg and West Berlin. It was made and promoted to look like a German Edgar Wallace movie, using the same director and several actors from the Wallace film series.



When Muriel Irvine's husband is killed in an automobile accident after a night of gambling, she discovers that he had previously dramatically increased his life insurance coverage. The insurance company alerts Scotland Yard to a recent rash of such deaths all affecting gamblers. When the Yard's chief inspector is murdered while investigating the case, they bring in a mysterious detective to solve it.


  1. ^ Goble p. 494


  • Goble, Alan (1999). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 978-3-11-095194-3.

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