The Black Spider

The Black Spider is a 1920 British silent mystery film directed by William Humphrey and starring Mary Clare, Bertram Burleigh, and Ronald Colman. It is an adaptation of the 1911 novel of the same name by Carlton Dawe. The film was partly shot on location in Monte Carlo.


A series of robberies have been committed against wealthy inhabitants of Monaco by a thief known as 'The Black Spider'. A young woman steals her aunt's jewels as a joke, pretending to be the Black Spider, but a detective is soon on her trail.

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    contentLocation Monaco
    director William Humphrey
    genre mystery
    keywords young woman
    producer Edward Godal
    productionCompany British and Colonial Films
    publisher Butcher's Film Service