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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

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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 »

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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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Family and Morals versus work and promotion
2 August 2002 | by Josep PararedaSee all my reviews

A family that just has started their vacation, must return home because the father (Ernest Borgnine) is required by his boss. When they arrive, realize that they forgotten a harmless rabbit trap ready. Because of the insistence of his son, he try to convince his boss to let him go to the vacation spot to check whether any rabbit has been caught, and so release him from a slow death agony. He must choose between his job, or give a good example of compassion and love to all creatures to his son. The Ernest Borgnine acting is at his best. I love this film.


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