A Tattered Web (1971)

A Tattered Web (1971)

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Frank Converse, Sallie Shockley

Man, when was the last time I saw a Lloyd Bridges movie that WASN’T a comedy? He’s like Leslie Neilsen, where his deadpan works a lot better in a comedy than in a serious film because it’s a little too over-the-top to really work. He was fun in this movie, though.

A detective (Bridges) accidentally kills the girl that his son-in-law has been cheating on his daughter with. He tries his hardest to cover up his and his family’s involvement in the whole affair, but it’s a slippery slope for him to go down, especially while trying to maintain his moral superiority over his son-in-law.

This movie’s pretty predictable, but it’s still fun enough that you don’t mind riding it out to the end. The kind of fun you get from watching a cop fail to blame other people for a crime he committed, that is. I dunno, I found it enjoyable, maybe I’m just a MONSTER who DEVOURS MY YOUNG or something.

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