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Mantrap (1926)

Passed | | Comedy | 24 July 1926 (USA)
A sexy young manicurist living with her older backwoodsman husband in a small Canadian town finds herself attracted to a young, rich and famous divorce lawyer who comes to town on vacation.

Director:

Victor Fleming

Writers:

Sinclair Lewis (from the 'Collier's Weekly' serial and the novel by), Adelaide Heilbron (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ernest Torrence ... Joe Easter
Clara Bow ... Alverna
Percy Marmont ... Ralph Prescott
Eugene Pallette ... E. Wesson Woodbury
Tom Kennedy ... Curly Evans
Josephine Crowell ... Mrs. McGavity
William Orlamond ... Mr. McGavity
Charles Stevens ... Lawrence Jackfish
Miss DuPont ... Mrs. Barker
Charlotte Bird Charlotte Bird ... Stenographer
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Storyline

A sexy young manicurist living with her older backwoodsman husband in a small Canadian town finds herself attracted to a young, rich and famous divorce lawyer who comes to town on vacation.

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SINCLAIR LEWIS' Latest and Greatest Novel See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Provocadora See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Production began on April 7, 1926, two days after Clara Bow's third Paramount film, The Runaway (1926), was released. See more »

Goofs

In the montage of Joe's trip from Mantrap in Canada to Minneapolis, palm trees can be seen behind some of the houses. See more »

Quotes

Joe Easter: Well, that sort of upsets my plans. I'd figured on sendin' her to my aunt in Minneapolis...
Alverna: Minneapple sauce!
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Clara Bow stands out in film history
12 February 2010 | by wvisser-leusdenSee all my reviews

In the era of silent movies, a actor's face had to be extremely expressive and flexible to communicate the film's story to the audience. And in this respect no one ever surpassed Clara Bow. Her abilities allowed her to get away positively, even when she acted a not-so-positive character.

I estimate that only Clara's appearance saves 'Mantrap' from being covered under a thick layer of dust. The film itself is enjoyable, but does not exceed the hundreds of others produced at the time to keep the many movie-houses going.

In the 1920's, film developed fast. With no television around, every area of a city had its own movie-house, where films like 'Mantrap' attracted local crowds on their free Saturday night. Also in this respect 'Mantrap' reminds us of those days long ago.


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