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The Rabbit Trap (1959)

Approved | | 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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Philip Leacock

Writer:

J.P. Miller
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ernest Borgnine ... Eddie Colt
David Brian ... Everett Spellman
Bethel Leslie ... Abby Colt
Kevin Corcoran ... Duncan Colt
June Blair ... Judy Colt
Christopher Dark Christopher Dark ... Gerry
Jeanette Nolan ... Mrs. Colt
Russell Collins ... Hughie Colt
Don Rickles ... Mike O'Halloran
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La clé des champs See more »

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Canon Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Don Rickles second movie. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie (Ernest Borgnine) pulls into his driveway returning from the family vacation, you can clearly see no one else in the front seat where his wife would have been sitting. However after coming to a stop, his wife Abby (Bethel Leslie) does open the passenger door and emerge from the front seat. See more »

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Remake of Goodyear Playhouse: The Rabbit Trap (1955) See more »

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10 January 2011 | by uscmdSee all my reviews

I normally only write reviews for the very top 5% or the bottom 5%, movies so far outside the average stuff, that I feel compelled to write. My compulsion here, come from my reaction to another review. To wit,

"The story completely misses the point that in forgetting the rabbit trap, it is Eddie who has the problem and wants to make it his bosses problem. Private companies are not like governments. They are not in business to provide jobs for people and they are not run by bosses who enjoy making life miserable for their employees. Unlike government departments, they have competitors and if they don't do it better and or cheaper, they lose market share and eventually go out of business. "

Wow. Where to start. Sure the sons point of view is simplistic, failing to see the company's profit and loss structure, but is an individual caring about the possible suffering of one of gods creatures all that insignificant? For all the fathers exposing children to hunting, decking them out in size 3 or 4 cameo's, and doing all but buying them child sized shotguns so they can get a jump on their killing odyssey, wouldn't the world be a bit nicer, a slightly better balance if more fathers would skip a day at work, just in case their child might have positioned a small animal for an awful death?

in my life, between being a combat medic, then a special forces medical instructor, and finally med school, internship and residency, I've seen a great deal of cruelty. Perhaps its why I see a need for more compassion, kindness and awareness of suffering of both humans and animals.


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