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Death Trap (1962)

A young woman commits suicide. Her sister is not ready to let the death go without someone answering a few questions. was it really suicide, and where is the large amount of money her sister withdrew from the bank the day before her death?

Director:

John Llewellyn Moxey (as John Moxey)

Writer:

John Roddick (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Albert Lieven ... Paul Heindrik
Barbara Shelley ... Jean Anscomb
John Meillon ... Ross Williams
Mercy Haystead Mercy Haystead ... Carol Halston
Kenneth Cope ... Derek Maitland
Leslie Sands Leslie Sands ... Det. Insp. Simons
Barry Linehan ... Det. Sergeant Rigby
Richard Bird ... Ted Cupps
Gladys Henson Gladys Henson ... Housekeeper
Murray Hayne Murray Hayne ... Ramsey
Barbara Windsor ... Babs Newton
Edward Dentith ... Quilby
Peter Welch ... Andrews
Patrick Connor Patrick Connor ... Desk Police Sergeant
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A young woman commits suicide. Her sister is not ready to let the death go without someone answering a few questions. was it really suicide, and where is the large amount of money her sister withdrew from the bank the day before her death?

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Dolch im Rücken: Der Tod kam schneller als das Geld See more »

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Merton Park Studios See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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One of a series of second feature films based on Edgar Wallace novels, released between 1960 and 1965 in British cinemas. The films were later sold to American TV and screened there as The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (1959). See more »

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Edited into The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Death Trap (1962) See more »

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Based on an Edgar Wallace Story
17 November 2010 | by nova-63See all my reviews

A young woman commits suicide. Her sister is not ready to let the death go without someone answering a few questions. Namely, was it really suicide, and where is the large amount of money her sister withdrew from the bank the day before her death. Central to the story is the owner of an investment firm, played by Albert Lieven. He is a schemer with his hand in many crooked deals. He also has many enemies.

We learn that Lieven in fact has the dead girl's money. But did he murder her to get it or did he simply pocket the money when he found out about the girl's death? There are plenty of crooks, blackmailers and killers about to keep the viewer guessing about the outcome. This is a very low budget, well made British crime film that should satisfy lovers of British mysteries from this period.


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