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The Love Trap (1929)

Passed | | Comedy | 4 August 1929 (USA)
A chorus girl loses her job and thus the room she owes back rent on, and ends up being rescued from the street by a dashing rich man. But his family isn't over-accepting of chorus girls joining their family.

Director:

William Wyler

Writers:

Edward J. Montagne (story), Clarence Thompson (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Laura La Plante ... Evelyn Todd
Neil Hamilton ... Paul Harrington
Robert Ellis ... Guy Emory
Jocelyn Lee ... Bunny
Norman Trevor ... Judge Harrington
Clarissa Selwynne ... Mrs. Harrington
Rita La Roy ... Mary Harrington
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A chorus girl loses her job and thus the room she owes back rent on, and ends up being rescued from the street by a dashing rich man. But his family isn't over-accepting of chorus girls joining their family.

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Comedy

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Universal Pictures production number 5016. See more »

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A transitional experiment
16 May 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Pleasant concoction is a story as old as the hills of a family of snobs thinking the true blue girl their son marries on a whim is a no good gold-digger until proved wrong. A bit of an odd viewing experience since half way through the film it switches from silent to sound but Wyler's sure handed direction keeps it from being too jarring. It is interesting how in the silent portion the tone is set by shadows and the mood of a scene but after the dialog becomes the agent of explanation. It must have been a disconcerting balancing act for the actors involved but they handle it pretty well. Laura La Plante is enjoyable in the lead, a big star in silents who did make a successful transition to sound but moved to England shortly after this made a few films there and retired.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Liebesfalle See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (talking sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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