The Trap


1h 48m 1967

Brief Synopsis

After spending several winters alone in the Canadian wilderness, a lusty trapper returns to the trading post and buys a wife, a young mute orphan.

Film Details

Also Known As
L'aventure sauvage
Genre
Drama
Adventure
Historical
Release Date
Jul 1967
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Parallel Productions
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

To a pioneer settlement, in 19th-century British Columbia, Jean La Bête, after 3 years of trapping, returns with a rich haul of fur. Eager to find a wife, he is too late for the once-a-year auction of castoff women offered to settlers for cash. In exchange for money owed him by the settlement trader, however, La Bête takes the trader's mute, orphaned housekeeper, Eve, for his wife; and they proceed by canoe northward to his cabin. Eve serves him well, tends to him after his leg has been crushed in one of his traps, but cannot reconcile herself to life with La Bête or the primitive backwoods. After Eve has been forced to amputate La Bête's gangrenous leg, he awakes one morning, discovers her gone, and suddenly, he realizes his emotional dependence on the mute woman. Returning to the settlement after being rescued from rapids by Indians, Eve agrees to marry the trader's clerk. But on the wedding day she is not to be found: she has gone back to La Bête.

Film Details

Also Known As
L'aventure sauvage
Genre
Drama
Adventure
Historical
Release Date
Jul 1967
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Parallel Productions
Distribution Company
Continental Distributing, Inc.
Country
Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in British Columbia. Released in Great Britain in September 1966. French Canadian title: L'aventure sauvage.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1966

Shown at 1966 Venice Film Festival.

Released in United States 1966

Released in United States 1966 (Shown at 1966 Venice Film Festival.)