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The Steel Trap (1952)

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
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Tom Bowers
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Customs Inspector
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Ken Woodley
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Briggs, airline clerk
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Mrs. Kellogg
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Valcourt, Travel Agent
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Susan Osborne
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Gail Woodley
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Mr. Greer, Passport clerk
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Travel Agent
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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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13 November 1953 (Australia)  »

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Die Stahlfalle  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film marks the first and only time Teresa Wright appeared as a blonde. See more »

Goofs

Several times it is noted by airline personnel that the suitcase with the cash weighs 115 pounds, and yet neither Cotton nor others who handle it have any trouble picking it up, as if it weighed no more than 30 or 40. Picking up 100 pounds with one hand, without straining, is not easy, and cannot be done without showing effort. 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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An exciting, unfortunately forgotten movie.
24 December 2003 | by (Bakersfield, California) – See all my reviews

I wish this movie was on VHS or DVD so I could enjoy it again. It is a nail-biting thriller, that doesn't resort to mindless violence to generate suspense. The acting is great, the plot unique and the action practically non-stop.


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