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Staircase (1969) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Stanley Donen and produced by Stanley Donen.

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Dorothy McGuire descends "The Spiral Staircase"

By Stephen Reginald on Nov 18, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

Dorothy McGuire descends "The Spiral Staircase" The Spiral Staircase (1946) is a psychological suspense film directed by Robert Siodmak starring Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, and Ethel Barrymore. Dore Schary produced the film; the screenplay was by Mel Dinelli, the music by Roy Webb, and the c... Read full article


The Spiral Staircase (1946)

By Carol Martinheira on Oct 4, 2019 From The Old Hollywood Garden

The Spiral Staircase (1946) On October 4, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized After last year’s takes on Nosferatu, Freaks, The Most Dangerous Game, The Invisible Man and The Wolfman, I thought this year’s Classic Horror Month should focus on the psychological ho... Read full article


Up the Down Staircase (1967)

By Beatrice on Aug 12, 2019 From Flickers in Time

Up the Down Staircase Directed by Robert Mulligan Tad Mosel from the novel by Bel Kaufman 1967/US Park Place Production First viewing?/Amazon Instant Loved the book. ?Not so keen on the movie. It is Sylvia Barrett’s (Sandy Dennis) first year as a high-school English teacher. ?She happens to ... Read full article


The Haunting Spiral Staircase

By Virginie Pronovost on Aug 18, 2018 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

The Barrymores were to Hollywood what the Redgraves were to England: A “royal” family of talented actors, expended on more than one generation. My friend Crystal is one of the Barrymore’s great admirers and she reminds it to us every year with her always expected Barrymore Trilogy ... Read full article


The Spiral Staircase (2000 TVM)

By John Grant on Dec 7, 2016 From Noirish

Canada, US / 88 minutes / color / Shavick, Saban International Dir: James Head Pr: Shawn Williamson Scr: Matt Dorff Story: Some Must Watch (1933) by Ethel Lina White and (uncredited) The Circular Staircase (1908) by Mary Roberts Rinehart, plus screenplay by Mel Dinelli, Helen Hayes and Robert Siodma... Read full article


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[repeated line]
Charles Dyer: I beg yours, I beg yours, rub-a-dub.


Charles Dyer: I mean you're hardly Genghis Khan, so don't waft your feathers too high or we'll see your corsets!


Harry Leeds, Owner of Chez Harry: Charlie, look! Charlie, look! They're making love, they're making love!


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Elizabeth Taylor was shooting The Only Game in Town at the same time as this film was in production. While that film is set in Las Vegas, Taylor demanded that director George Stevens shoot in France so she could be close to her husband, Richard Burton, who was filming Staircase with director Stanley Donen. This caused the budget of The Only Game in Town to grow higher than most large-scale, high-profile films that Fox was producing at the time. Ironically, the production of Staircase was moved to France to save money.
Charles Dyer (who wrote play on which movie is based) named one of lead characters after himself and rearranged letters of his name to provide other lead's character name - Harry C. Leeds.
Rex Harrison reportedly hated the film.
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