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The Steel Trap (1952)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  12 November 1952 (USA)
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A Bank officer discovers a flaw in the U.S. extradition treaty with Brazil and decides to take advantage of it. On Friday, he steals a million dollars from the bank, knowing it won't be ... See full summary »

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Jim Osborne
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Laurie Osborne
Jonathan Hale ...
Tom Bowers
Walter Sande ...
Customs Inspector
Eddie Marr ...
Ken Woodley
Carleton Young ...
Briggs, airline clerk
Katherine Warren ...
Mrs. Kellogg
Tom Powers ...
Valcourt, Travel Agent
Stephanie King ...
Susan Osborne
Aline Towne ...
Gail Woodley
Hugh Sanders ...
Mr. Greer, Passport clerk
Marjorie Stapp ...
Travel Agent
William Hudson ...
Raglin, Bank Teller #2
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A Bank officer discovers a flaw in the U.S. extradition treaty with Brazil and decides to take advantage of it. On Friday, he steals a million dollars from the bank, knowing it won't be missed until the bank opens on the following Monday. He and his wife, who doesn't know what he has done, then take a flight to Brazil. After some difficulties, they get as far as New Orleans, where his wife discovers the reason for their flight and what he has done. She leaves him and returns home. He is now alone with his conscience, and doesn't know if he can get back and return the money to the bank's vault before the start of business on Monday. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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For the Love of a Woman, He Stole $1,000,000!


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12 November 1952 (USA)  »

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The Osbornes attempt to board a Chicago and Southern Airlines flight in New Orleans for Brazil. Chicago and Southern Airlines was the name of a real carrier based in Memphis, TN. In 1953, they were integrated into Delta Airlines. See more »

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When the Osbornes leave downtown for the airport, their taxi is a 1947 / 1948 DeSoto. When the cab arrives at the airport, they are in a 1951 / 1952 Plymouth (a much smaller vehicle). See more »

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You Mean So Much To Me
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Stan Jones
Sung by Helen Humes
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A riveting, tension filled movie that builds to an unexpected ending.
7 November 1998 | by (Brea, Ca. USA) – See all my reviews

The always great Joseph Cotton plays a bank employee who steals a lot of cash but begins to have second thoughts. You find yourself rooting for Cotton's character hoping that he will not be caught. Theresa Wright, Jonathan Hale and Walter Sande round out a fine cast. I first saw this film in 1952, the year it was released and, even as a 12 year old boy, the movie has stuck in my mind all this years. How many Hollywood efforts can you say that about?


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