Re: RARA-AVIS: The Golden Spiders

From: Wayne Daniels (
Date: 06 Mar 2000

>I, too, enjoyed THE GOLDEN SPIDERS. I don't think you could make a movie
that followed the book any more closely than that one did. Big chunks of dialogue came verbatim from the book, and the plot was essentially unaltered. I also agree about the acting style, which was right out of 1954. Come to think of it, the movie wouldn't have been out of place on a double feature in 1954.

The presence of Maury Chaykin -- in a film or television programme -- is usually enough to get me to switch off my reading lamp for a bit. I'm glad to hear others liked his Nero Wolfe. Next to Sidney Greenstreet -- who alas was unavailable -- I can't imagine a better choice for the part.

Cheers, Wayne Daniels

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