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The Tender Trap (1955)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  4 November 1955 (USA)
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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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Jessica Collins
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Poppy Masters
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Helen
Howard St. John ...
Mr. Sayers
Joey Faye ...
Sol Z. Steiner
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Mr. Loughran
Willard Sage ...
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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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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 »

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(at around 1h 30 mins) When Sylvia enters his apartment, Charlie does a quick introduction of Sylvia to Julie, he says, "Julie you know Julie, don't ya?" See more »

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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 #1.7 (1955) See more »

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(Love Is) The Tender Trap
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Frank Sinatra (uncredited)
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Bright, breezy but ultimately unsatisfying
5 December 2000 | by (Savannah, GA) – See all my reviews

A great title tune, attractive cast, mostly sharp dialogue, can't miss, right? Wrong; this is one of the most disappointing misfires of the 1950s, due largely to the lack of chemistry between Frank Sinatra and Debbie Reynolds. The problem is largely due to the Reynold's character, which is so poorly written. Even the perky Reynolds can do nothing with this part. Fortunately she is off camera for most of the film. Unfortunately, that means there is no payoff for the film. If you must watch it, you will enjoy David Wayne and Celeste Holm. Otherwise, don't expect much.


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