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The Tender Trap
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Director:
Writers:
Julius J. Epstein (screenplay)
Max Shulman (play) ...
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Release Date:
4 November 1955 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Add SPICE to your life! See more »
Plot:
Charlie Reader is a successful theater agent. He is also successful with young ladies. One day he is visited by his old friend Joe... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
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(9 articles)
User Reviews:
Cute Flick See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Frank Sinatra ... Charlie Y. Reader

Debbie Reynolds ... Julie Gillis

David Wayne ... Joe McCall

Celeste Holm ... Sylvia Crewes
Jarma Lewis ... Jessica Collins
Lola Albright ... Poppy Masters

Carolyn Jones ... Helen
Howard St. John ... Mr. Sayers
Joey Faye ... Sol Z. Steiner

Tom Helmore ... Mr. Loughran
Willard Sage ... Director
Marc Wilder ... Ballet-Actor
Jack Boyle ... Audition Dancer

James Drury ... Eddie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bette Arlen ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Bill Baldwin ... TV Host (voice) (uncredited)
Madge Blake ... Society Reporter (uncredited)
Leonard Bremen ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
John Bromfield ... Actor in Film on TV (clip from 'Easy to Love') (uncredited) (archive footage)
Herbert Butterfield ... Minister (voice) (uncredited)
Hal Floyd ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Hugo Haas ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Spectator at Home Show (uncredited)
Gil Herman ... TV Announcer (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Michael Kostrick ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Gustave Lax ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Don Lynch ... Bit Role (uncredited)
King Mojave ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
George Peters ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Max Power ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Dan Quigg ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Gordon Richards ... Doorman (uncredited)
Benny Rubin ... Mr. Wilson (uncredited)
Erin Selwyn ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Reginald Simpson ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Frank Sully ... Doorman (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Phil Tead ... Wendell (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Dave White ... Cab Driver (uncredited)

Esther Williams ... Actress in Film on TV (clip from 'Easy to Love') (archive footage) (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ... George, Elevator Boy (uncredited)
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Directed by
Charles Walters 
 
Writing credits
Julius J. Epstein (screenplay) (as Julius Epstein)

Max Shulman (play) and
Robert Paul Smith (play)

Produced by
Lawrence Weingarten .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff Alexander 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Vogel (director of photography) (as Paul C. Vogel)
 
Film Editing by
John D. Dunning  (as John Dunning)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Arthur Lonergan 
 
Set Decoration by
Jack D. Moore 
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Helen Rose 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup designer
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joel Freeman .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Wesley C. Miller .... recording supervisor (as Dr. Wesley C. Miller)
John Logan .... sound editor (uncredited)
Walter March .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Charles K. Hagedon .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Jeff Alexander .... conductor
Will Beitel .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Clinton Wilder .... stage presenter
 
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Runtime:
111 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System) | 4-Track Stereo
Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:G (TV rating) | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | USA:Approved (certificate #17672) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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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 »
Quotes:
Sylvia Crewes:The night is young and we're middle-aged. Anything could happen.See more »
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Soundtrack:
(Love Is) The Tender TrapSee more »

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21 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Cute Flick, 4 December 2004
Author: beth_h_2006 (beth_h_2006@hotmail.com) from Monroe, Michigan

This is a very cute movie with a cute plot. Frank Sinatra gives a memorable performance. Do not begin watching this movie expecting a serious or dramatic film.... it is a romantic comedy. Debbie Reynolds is adorable and charming. The Title track sung is unique and one of the highlights of the film. As a teenager who enjoys old movies it is great and enjoyable for me to see what good movies were before so much trash was put into them. This movie is funny without using sexual innuendo or swearing. This is a movie the whole family can sit and watch and enjoy. I recommend this movie to anyone looking for something lighthearted and entertaining! Enjoy!

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