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The Tender Trap (1955)

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Charlie Reader is a successful theater agent. He is also successful with young ladies. One day he is visited by his old friend Joe, married with three children. Joe falls in love with ... See full summary »

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Charlie Y. Reader
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Julie Gillis
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Joe McCall
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Sylvia Crewes
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Poppy Masters
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Howard St. John ...
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Joey Faye ...
Sol Z. Steiner
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Mr. Loughran
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Eddie
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Charlie Reader is a successful theater agent. He is also successful with young ladies. One day he is visited by his old friend Joe, married with three children. Joe falls in love with Charlie's girl Sylvia while Charlie spends his time with young actress Julie. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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TENDER TRAP: What every girl sets for every man See more »


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4 November 1955 (USA)  »

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Armadilha Amorosa  »

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The original Broadway production of "The Tender Trap" by Max Shulman and Robert Paul Smith opened at the Longacre Theater on October 13, 1954 and ran for 102 performances. The original cast included Robert Preston and Kim Hunter. See more »

Goofs

Charlie comes out of the shower bone dry with his hair perfectly combed and sprayed and towels off like he's wet. See more »

Quotes

Joe McCall: Go ahead, punch me in the nose!...
Charlie Reader: Why should I? You'd punch back!
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Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.8 (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

(Love Is) The Tender Trap
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Frank Sinatra (uncredited)
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Deconstructing Frank
8 November 2000 | by (Beijing) – See all my reviews

The start of this film isn't promising. Another dated 1950s sex comedy with a lot of babes. And then it takes off at a tangent and gets serious, deconstructing the bachelor heel played by Frank. Debbie Reynolds is magnificent as the love interest who is frankly very strange. The scene where she falls for Frank as he plays the title song on the piano, and the scene in her apartment where she declares her love, are unique. Stick with this movie.


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