Joe Baron is a cop with money problems that seem solved when Joe is assigned to a burglary case involving half a million dollars stolen from a doctor office's safe.The very rich doctor Dr. Horace Van Tilden managed to shoot the intruder during the burglary but the thief is still breathing when the two cops arrive on the scene.On the way to the hospital the burglar reveals to Joe Baron that his target indeed was the half million dollars in the doctor's safe and the combination to the safe.Joe and his partner, Pete Delanos, decide to get to the cash and keep it for themselves.Written by
This was the last of several films which Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth made together. It was a sign of the times that, whereas Hayworth had always been top-billed over Ford in their earlier films, for this film she was third-billed behind Ford and relative newcomer Elke Sommer. See more »
What a Waste of Talent
Except for the music, THE MONEY TRAP is strictly by the numbers. Third billed Rita Hayworth has maybe five minutes screen time. No matter, she bring what little class this movie has to the screen. My big question is, what is such a terrific cast DOING in this insipid junk? Drawing a paycheck, I guess. Certainly, Glenn Ford, Ricardo Montalban and Joseph Cotton (all then under contract to MGM) were strictly drawing paychecks. This movie SHOULD be seen a reminder of sexual attitudes to which we should NEVER return. That is, whatever males do is OK, but woe be on to a female whom "transgresses," PARTICULARLY if she enjoys it! Otherwise, don't waste your time.
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