The Cobweb Overview:

The Cobweb (1955) was a Drama Film directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by John Houseman and Jud Kinberg.


At a psychiatric care hospital, the wife of the head doctor decides the site's library is in need of new drapes. This small change sparks a conflict among the staff members that reveals covert romantic liaisons and tensions. Minnelli-directed potboiler with a great cast.

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[first lines]
Karen McIver: Can I give you a ride?

Steven Holte: They said Van Gogh was crazy because he killed himself. He couldn't sell a painting while he was alive, and now they're worth twenty million dollars. They weren't that bad then and they're not that good now, so who's crazy?

[last lines]
Steven Holte: Seem to keep running into these things.

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The movie Stevie and Sue go to see is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Music from the movie can be heard as they are exiting the theater.
James Dean was originally cast to play Steven Holte.
Robert Taylor, Lana Turner and Grace Kelly were originally announced for roles played by Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall and Gloria Grahame.
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