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The Rabbit Trap (1959)

| Drama | June 1959 (USA)
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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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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A Short, Fun, Family Film
11 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A family goes on vacation when the father's boss calls and wants him to come back early. Hoping this is his chance at promotion, he does. But they forgot that a rabbit trap was set and the son now worries about the fate of any rabbit caught in it.

It is nice to see a young Ernest Borgnine. He somehow looks less goony. And he makes a nice father, even if the "Nevada Slim" reference is lost on me.

The film is very sentimental and touts family values as being more important than work. It is a tough film if you look at it realistically, because of course to have a functional family, you need to have some sort of income. But the message is still important if not taken too seriously, and the film could have gotten more sentimental than it did (for example, if the boss took Borgnine's side), and I am glad it did not.


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