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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 »

Director:

Charles Walters

Writers:

Julius J. Epstein (screenplay) (as Julius Epstein), Max Shulman (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Joey Faye ... Sol Z. Steiner
Tom Helmore ... Mr. Loughran
Willard Sage ... Director
Marc Wilder Marc Wilder ... Ballet-Actor
Jack Boyle Jack Boyle ... Audition Dancer
James Drury ... Eddie
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Storyline

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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TENDER TRAP: What every girl sets for every man See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tender Trap See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)| 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

At one point in the film, Charlie & Julie watch a bit of an old movie on TV, a scene from Easy to Love (1953) with Esther Williams and John Bromfield, filmed in Technicolor, but broadcast in B&W, as most of them were at that time; however, MGM did not release that particular title to TV until nearly a decade later; the MGM film library which was finally released to television in the Fall of 1956, a year after The Tender Trap was released, did not include any titles filmed after 1948. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

Sylvia Crewes: I have a high IQ and a low boiling point.
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Soundtracks

(Love Is) The Tender Trap
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Frank Sinatra (uncredited)
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Cute Flick
4 December 2004 | by beth_h_2006See all my reviews

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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