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Also known as Sex Crushed to Earth in the USA : [The Spider Woman]
(1920) American
B&W : Seven reels
Directed by Fred Niblo

Cast: Louise Glaum [Adrienne Renault], Irving Cummings [Dick Wallace], William Conklin [Phillip Overman], Myrtle Stedman [Mrs. Overman], Peggy Pearce [Daisy Henderson], Jean Murat, [?] Theda Bara?

J. Parker Read Jr. Productions production; distributed by W.W. Hodkinson Corporation through Pathé Exchange, Incorporated. / Scenario by C. Gardner Sullivan, from a screen story by C. Gardner Sullivan. Production supervised by J. Parker Read Jr. Art direction by W.L. Heywood. Technical direction by R.V.C. Leavitt. Cinematography by Charles J. Stumar. Art titles by Carl Schneider and F.J. Van Halle. Edited by Ralph H. Dixon. Presented by J. Parker Read Jr. / © 11 March 1920 by J. Parker Read Jr. [LP14904]. Premiered 29 March 1920 in Paterson, New Jersey. Released 11 April 1920. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / For exhibitions in Pennsylvania the Board of Censors changed the film’s title to Sex Crushed to Earth.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.3947.

Survival status: Prints exist in the George Eastman Museum film archive; and in the film holdings of Film Preservation Associates (Blackhawk Films collection) [35mm fine-grain positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Vamps

Listing updated: 4 September 2014.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.3947; Brownlow-Behind p. 29; Limbacher-Feature p. 219; Sweeney-Coming p. 15 : Variety-19191226 p. 192 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

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