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Howard Sackler (written by)
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Release Date:
1 April 1953 (USA) See more »
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Trapped... 4 Desperate Men and a Strange Half-Animal Girl!
Plot:
Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines must confront their fears and desires. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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(94 articles)
Films paid for almost entirely by a wealthy(ish) benefactor
 (From Den of Geek. 31 July 2014, 3:33 AM, PDT)

Director Paul Mazursky Dies
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Director Paul Mazursky Dies
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Frank Silvera ... Sgt. Mac
Kenneth Harp ... Lt. Corby / The General

Paul Mazursky ... Pvt. Sidney
Stephen Coit ... Pvt. Fletcher / The Captain (as Steve Coit)
Virginia Leith ... The Girl
David Allen ... Narrator (voice)
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Directed by
Stanley Kubrick 
 
Writing credits
Howard Sackler (written by)

Produced by
Stanley Kubrick .... producer
Martin Perveler .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Gerald Fried 
 
Cinematography by
Stanley Kubrick (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Stanley Kubrick 
 
Art Direction by
Herbert Lebowitz 
 
Makeup Department
Chet Fabian .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Steve Hahn .... unit manager
Bob Dierks .... production director (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Dierks .... assistant director (as Robert Dierks)
 
Sound Department
Stanley Kubrick .... sound (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Gerald Fried .... conductor
 
Other crew
Joseph Burstyn .... distributor
Barney Ettengoff .... title designer
Toba Kubrick .... dialogue director
Alexander Pietrzak .... copyright administrator
Steve Hahn .... direction assistant (uncredited)
 

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62 min
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Trivia:
Stanley Kubrick's first wife, Toba Metz, worked as a Dialogue Director in the movie.See more »
Quotes:
Lieutenant Corby:Once you understand how a mousetrap works, if you're clever enough, you can use it as a springboard.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in True Romance (1993)See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Not Bad, 10 March 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Fear and Desire (1953)

** (out of 4)

Stanley Kubrick's first feature film isn't nearly as bad as some reviews have said and I'm really not sure why he doesn't want the public to see this one. Four soldiers are shot down behind enemy lines and must face their fears in order to survive. The film has an extremely low budget, which hurts matters but it's interesting enough to see Kubrick working on his technique. The camera-work by Kubrick is certainly the highlight and there's some nice editing along the way.

As of today the Kubrick estate hasn't released any of his shorts but you can find the online at various places.

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