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The Trap(1959)

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Brief Synopsis

Lawyer Ralph Anderson arrives in Tula, an amazingly remote town in the desert, as reluctant emissary of mob chief Victor Massonetti, who wants the airstrip clear for his unofficial exit from the country. Ralph's arrival has a profound effect on his estranged father, the sheriff; his brother Tip, an alcoholic deputy; and his ex-sweetheart Linda, now married to Tip. Tension builds as a small army of gangsters takes over the town. Then the situation abruptly changes...

Cast & Crew

Norman Panama Director
Richard Widmark Ralph Anderson
Lee J. Cobb Victor Massonetti
Tina Louise Linda Anderson
Earl Holliman Tippy Anderson
Carl Benton Reid Sheriff Lloyd Anderson
Lorne Greene Mr. Davis
Chuck Wassil Fake policeman
Richard Shannon Len Karger
Walter Coy Fake policeman
Louis Quinn Archie Stoner
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 28 Jan 1959; Los Angeles opening: 11 Feb 1959
Release Date:  1959 Production Date:  [VistaVision]
EB*; AFI-DVD
UCLA has 16mm print R-A1-174-2, M37373; EB*
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Parkwood Enterprises, Inc., Heath Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  82, 84 or 86 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Widmark elavates turgid crime drama

    Jack Jacoby 2010-10-30

    Richard Widmark stars in this crime drama of wanted mobster,Lee J. Cobb, hiding in a very small California desert community,with plans to exit the Country... MORE>