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The Tender Trap (1955)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 4 November 1955 (USA)
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 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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Trivia

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

As Charlie breaks into Sylvia's wedding, he removes his hat and holds on to it. Sylvia then throws her bouquet to him and it's gone. A moment later, the hat is shown on a side table near some flowers. A little later, the placement of the flowers have changed. See more »

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Sylvia Crewes: Joe, do you have any idea what's available to a woman of 33? Married men. Drunks. Pretty boys looking for someone to support them. Lunatics looking for their fifth divorce! It's quite a list, isn't it?
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 27 November 1955 (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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A wonderful comedy of the mid-'50's
11 May 2002 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I love this film because it is so reflective of the mid-50's sensibility and the glamour of New York at that time. All of the actors have wonderful chemistry, and Celeste Holm is a stand out as Sinatra's "fiancee" Debbie Reynolds is adorable as a 22 year old ingenue who wants a career in the theatre, but only for a brief time. She has a plan to get married, have three children and live in Scarsdale, which everyone knows has the best school system in the country. Sinatra and David Wayne are old friends and the married Wayne comes to New York to take a vacation from his wife. He becomes interested in Holm and falls in love with her. Sinatra falls in love with Debbie Reynolds and their scenes are just lovely. Complications ensue, but in the end, it all shakes out. This is one of the best adaptations of a 1950's stage comedy and it is most enjoyable and certainly worthwhile.


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