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The Trap (1966)

A fur trapper takes a mute girl as his unwilling wife to live with him in his remote cabin in the woods.

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Complete credited cast:
... Eve
... La Bete
Rex Sevenoaks ... The Trader
Barbara Chilcott ... Trader's Wife
... Trader's Daughter
Blain Fairman ... Clerk
... Preacher
Joseph Golland ... Baptiste (as Jo Golland)
Jon Granik ... No Name
Merv Campone ... Yellow Dog
Reg McReynolds ... Captain (as Reginald McReynolds)
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A fur trapper takes a mute girl as his unwilling wife to live with him in his remote cabin in the woods.

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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Goofs

Jean Labête continually pronounces Québec in the English fashion, pronouncing the 'U' (Kwebek), despite being raised there, and presumably having French as his first language... He should pronounce it without the 'U', which in French is silent... (Kébek). See more »

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Referenced in The Dark Side of Porn: Debbie Does Dallas Uncovered (2005) See more »

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When I'm a Man
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Music by Ron Goodwin
Lyrics by David D. Osborn
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I'd buy a reasonable DVD of this one . . . it's worth it.
27 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I've seen this movie only twice. Once when it first hit commercial television, and again about 15 years ago, and it is unforgettable. It's great to see I'm not alone in my appreciation. I think it's a classic . . . . a "must see" for anyone who considers themselves a cinefile.

The two leads, Tushingham and Reed, are at the height of their powers and both give brilliant performances. (no hyperbole) The story is well conceived, well developed and executed to perfection. It holds together. The movie is a little gem.

Considering when it was made, the budget it was made under, and the politics of the time, (you couldn't find "real" Native American's in the actors union), it is an extraordinary work.

To criticize this movie for using an Italian "Indian" is like dismissing "Saving Private Ryan" because of a half-dozen glaring continuity errors. It means you've missed the point. Close your mind and open your heart. You will be rewarded for watching it, if in no other way than to witness, deeply and completely, the archetypes of what the masculine and feminine essences are in the universe.

Tushingham (Eve) IS the frightened rabbit that Reed (Jean) says she is. She has been torn from civilization to witness all manner of horrors of life in the wilderness. And what can be said of Reeds LaBete? Even those who laud this actors genius underestimate him.

While we're on the subject, how is it possible that during the Acadamy Awards Ceremony, when Reed's last movie "Gladiator" won BEST PICTURE, that he was overlooked when they did their eulogizing segment on those important figures who had passed away during the previous year? Conspicuous and tragic was his omission from that roster.

Do yourself a favor. See "The Trap". And then . . . . see it again.

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