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Trapped (1949)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1 October 1949 (USA)
U.S. Treasury Department agents go after a ring of counterfeiters.

Director:

Richard Fleischer

Writers:

Earl Felton (story), George Zuckerman (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lloyd Bridges ... Tris Stewart
Barbara Payton ... Meg Dixon
John Hoyt ... John Downey
James Todd James Todd ... Jack Sylvester
Russ Conway ... Chief Agent Gunby
Robert Karnes ... Agent Fred Foreman
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U.S. Treasury Department agents go after a ring of counterfeiters.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A KILLER'S DREAM PAID FOR WITH COUNTERFEIT CASH! (original poster-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Menschenfalle See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bryan Foy Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Made with the co-operation of the Treasury Department. See more »

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Featured in Crime Wave: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016) See more »

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Spare, Rough Eagle-Lion Noir
22 January 2008 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

This is a fine, dark, nasty little movie. It's very well directed by Richard Fleischer. It takes place in a scary night town version of San Francisco.

Lloyd Bridges plays a character with the unusual first name Tris. Short for Tristan, I suppose. Real-life bad-girl Barbara Payton is no Isolde. Payton is good as his romantic interest, though.

The film begins with a scene in which someone is discovered to have counterfeit money. Bridges is in prison but is tapped by the Feds to help break up the counterfeiting ring. And it takes off from there.

There are double-crosses, confused identities. The supporting cast is excellent. Crime may not pay but we have some pretty interesting criminals in this story.


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