Black Widow (1954) 720p YIFY Movie

Black Widow (1954)

Black Widow is a movie starring Ginger Rogers, Van Heflin, and Gene Tierney. A young writer insinuates herself into the life of a Broadway producer.

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  • Genre: Drama | Film-Noir
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.16G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 95
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 3 / 3

The Synopsis for Black Widow (1954) 720p

A married Broadway producer is taken with an innocent young woman who wants to be a writer and make it on Broadway. He decides to take her under his wing, but it's not long before the young lady is found dead in his apartment. At first thought to be a suicide, it is later discovered that she has been murdered, and suspicion immediately falls on the producer. He begins his own investigation in order to clear his name, and one of the first things he finds out is that the young woman wasn't quite as naive and innocent as she appeared to be.

The Director and Players for Black Widow (1954) 720p

[Director]Nunnally Johnson
[Role:]Ginger Rogers
[Role:]George Raft
[Role:]Van Heflin
[Role:]Gene Tierney

The Reviews for Black Widow (1954) 720p

A decent murder mysteryReviewed byhall895Vote: 6/10

Broadway producer Peter Denver's wife is out of town tending to her ailing mother. This means he has to attend a cocktail party all alone. The party is being thrown by Lottie Marin, the star actress of his show. Lottie is a rather shrill, rude, condescending woman who keeps her thoroughly whipped husband Brian on a very short leash. Peter is understandably not too fond of Lottie and wants to leave the party as soon as he can. His salvation comes in the form of Nancy Ordway, a mysterious young woman with whom he leaves the party to go out for dinner. It's all rather innocent, just dinner, the big shot theater producer taking pity on the poor Southern girl who's having trouble finding her way in the big city. But is Nancy really as innocent as she seems? A series of flashbacks reveals she's quite a schemer and very much a social climber. She's an aspiring writer who convinces Peter to let her use his apartment to work during the day. But still there is nothing more than friendship between Peter and Nancy. At least that's what Peter wants everyone to believe. Eventually Peter's wife returns to town. Soon after her arrival someone turns up dead and we've got a murder mystery on our hands.

The police have one suspect, Peter Denver. The rest of the film involves Peter trying to prove his innocence. It's a decent murder mystery with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing and hold your interest. Even when you're certain you've got it all figured out the film has more surprises in store, it is a pretty smart story. Van Heflin does a fine job portraying the accused Peter. Ginger Rogers has a showier part as the haughty Lottie. Rogers is perhaps a bit too shrill and over-the-top but her performance does work as far as making Lottie into the unlikeable shrew she is meant to be. Peggy Ann Garner is very good as the mysterious Nancy. For the film to work we had to be truly intrigued by the character and Garner makes that happen. Reginald Gardiner plays Lottie's ever so meek husband, it is a solid portrayal of a man so trapped under his famous wife's thumb that he is invisible to the world. George Raft is somewhat disappointing, giving a rather stiff performance as the detective investigating the killing. Gene Tierney, playing Peter's wife, is woefully underused. The film definitely could have done more with her. The story isn't perfect. It tosses some obvious red herrings your way and does drag somewhat now and again. Black Widow spins a tangled web which, when finally unraveled, ultimately proves clever enough to more or less satisfy. It is a movie which has its failings but there is more good than bad. No all-time classic to be sure but a decent murder mystery to entertain you.

The Drawingroom Gets a Face-liftReviewed bydougdoepkeVote: 7/10

Five years earlier, this drawingroom drama would have been filmed in small screen b&w. But the year is 1954 and film audiences are staying home with their new-fangled little black boxes. So a big budget studio like TCF takes what amounts to an "Ellery Queen in Manhattan" plot, gussies it up in lavish color, stretches the screen to Cinemascope length, loads up the marquee with big names, and sends the result out to compete with Lucille Ball and Milton Berle. I don't know how well the strategy succeeded commercially, but I enjoyed the movie then and still do.

As a whodunit, the mystery's only partially successful—not enough suspects and too convoluted to follow. At the same time, the pacing sometimes sags in ways that undercut the suspense. Still, the 95 minutes does add up to a gorgeous tapestry, thanks to expert art direction, set decoration, and a well-upholstered cast. And who could hold together a sometimes-confusing storyline better than the always-reliable Van Heflin. Also, I expect urbane writer-director Nunnally Johnson fit comfortably with the sophisticated Manhattan setting and show-biz personalities. So, it's not surprising that he gets off some insider innuendo. Catch the cocktail party shot at gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, known for her bizarre headgear; I expect Johnson was settling an old score there. Then too, having the ingénue (Garner) turn up mysteriously pregnant is rather daring for the straitjacketed Production Code period. Also, watch for the skinny young actor (Oliver) interviewed by Heflin near film's end. That's future TV mogul Aaron Spelling getting a proverbial foot in the door.

Anyway, the film provides an entertaining glimpse of drawingroom drama getting a face-lift during the early years of the television challenge.

Girl on the Make, and Those Compromised by HerReviewed byrobert-temple-1Vote: 9/10

This is a tense and ingeniously plotted noir film, based on a clever novel by Hugh Wheeler (writing as Patrick Quentin), and excellently scripted by Nunnally Johnson, who also directed. There is no way you can work out what happened until the end of the film, so don't even try. It is disappointing that the alluring Gene Tierney does not have a more interesting part and is more or less limited to being 'the wife', while her husband Van Heflin does all the acting. Ginger Rogers does a broad-stroke interpretation of a broad-stroke character, George Raft is stolid as a policeman, though it is only a supporting role despite his star billing. There are some splendid supporting performances: Virginia Leith, with a voice just like that of today's Selma Blair, was intriguing and had such promise, but never got the parts to show what she could have done in her career. Reginald Gardner is superb as Ginger Rogers's 'kept husband'. Peggy Ann Garner plays a scheming young girl (though she is 22 playing 20, she seems too old for the part, and is strangely frumpy and dull) who wheedles her way unscrupulously into affluent company with a pretence of innocence. Van Heflin is strong and forceful in his increasingly desperate role. This is an excellent fifties noir, made in colour, and Ginger Rogers's outfits are something else, and those hats! There is no undertone of despair as there is in so many forties noirs, there is instead the whiff of corrupt wealth and fame, which was so fifties. (There's no corruption now, is there?) This has something of the stage about it, being perhaps over-constructed, but it is damned complicated and keeps you guessing until the last scenes.

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