- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 17 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 6, 2012
- Originally Released: 1956
- Label: Sony Pictures Home
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
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Description by OLDIES.com:
This British crime drama rises above programmer fare with excellent direction, great location photography, a gritty noir style and a femme fatale worthy of the name. Bella Francesi (Faith Domergue) is the beautiful sister of gangster Rico Francesi (Martin Benson), whose sporting interests include fixing prizefights. Bella's influence over men extends beyond her brother's business and into his stable of fighters as well. Jim Bankley (Lee Patterson) is a Canadian looking into the death of a fellow fighter -- and to make it rich -- who stumbles onto the Francesis' schemes. Bella takes a liking to the smart, attractive hunk. When Jim's talent for electronics makes him an ideal partner for siphoning off track bets, he becomes a commodity the Francesis can't afford to lose -- and they'll do anything to hold on to him. Newly remastered.
Faith Domergue is the sweet-faced villainess in the murky British melodrama SPIN A DARK WEB. Domergue plays Bella Francesi, who with her brother Rico (Martin Benson) runs practically all illegal activities in London. The parallels between the Francesi and the Borgias are underlined at every possible opportunity, in the manner of the 1931 gangster flick SCARFACE. The erstwhile hero, one Jim Bankley (Lee Patterson), is the catalyst for Bella's ultimate downfall. SPIN A DARK WEB was based on WIDE BOYS NEVER WORK, a novel by Robert Westerby.