Job or family? This perennial conflict portrayed in this drama about a draftsman, able to free himself from the job for a very overdue family vacation, who is threatened with the sack if he doesn't return to work mid-holiday.

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Adult responsibilities--and the parental guilt that sometimes goes with it
30 May 2016 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Ernest Borgnine is excellent as a husband and father whose long-awaited camping vacation with his family is cut short after his boss orders his return to the office; Borgnine's little boy is upset they left a rabbit trap behind, and is angry with his father for not caring about the potential death of an animal versus the demands of his job. Screenwriter J.P. Miller, adapting his 1955 teleplay, broadcast as part of the Goodyear Playhouse, is a bit too obvious drawing out the parallels between the man's position at work and the caged rabbit; but, even as the symbolism is beaten to a pulp, the star's performance carries the material. This project was clearly meant to get Borgnine back on "Marty" territory; while "The Rabbit Trap" isn't nearly as rich in personality as that film, it certainly has its heart in the right place, and Borgnine's confrontation scene with his hard-nosed boss is pretty powerful. ** from ****


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