In the first scene at the hotel, the telephone rings to the tune of "Pennsylvania 6-5000", with Fejos (Michael Richards) answering the line as "Transylvania 6-5-0-0-0" to the beat of the tune. See more »
I saw this film tonight on Youtube.com as although I am normally a fan of 1940s film movies, I had never seen "Trapped" (1949).The minute I was informed by the sonorous tones of the male voice-over giving his propaganda paean of praise to those "Boys in the US Treasury Dept", I knew the "moral film code" prevailing at this time would soon start to apply(can't give Joe Doe ideas above his station!).Nevertheless I stuck to it until the end partly because I love seeing actors using the old two piece telephone equipment in Hollywood films of this period and I get a perverse pleasure out of seeing actors lighting up on screen and ruining their livers with excessive pretence of drinking alcohol.It was a new twist seeing a team of counterfeiters at work, instead of a routine robbery.Of course there are none of your politically correct police here, they start banging away at the baddies a.s.a.p.,after all it is supposed to be entertainment.
It was a pity the glamorous blond girlfriend of Tris Stewart was shot dead by the chief "baddy" but after all she did tip Lloyd Bridges off that a government agent had infiltrated the gang and so "the moral code" decreed she must perish.I rated it 5/10 because if Lloyd Bridges was the star, the other actors were distinctly second rate in this low budget film directed by Richard Fleischer.
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