- The Steel Trap
name = The Steel Trap
imdb_id = 0045190
Bert E. Friedlob
Andrew L. Stone
Andrew L. Stone(screenplay)
Joseph Cotten Teresa Wright
editing = Otto Ludwig | music =
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
November 12, 1952(USA)
runtime = 85 min.
language = English
"The Steel Trap" is a 1952 thriller film directed and written by Andrew L. Stone.
Jospeh Cotten plays a bank officer that decides to rob his own bank and head to Brazil before he can be found out. Leaving with his wife (Teresa Wright), he finds it difficult exiting the country.
This was the second time that Cotten and Wright starred in a film together, following Hitchcock's
Shadow of a Doubt( 1943). Neither were considered Hollywood "stars", but both were highly respected character actors. Alas, by 1952 Wright's career as the American girl-next-door was going into decline.
Cotten also starred in
A Blueprint for Murder( 1953), with Jean Petersand Gary Merrill, a thriller directed by Andrew L. Stone as well.
Joseph Cottenas Jim Osborne
Teresa Wrightas Laurie Osborne
Jonathan Haleas Tom Bowers
Walter Sandeas Customs Inspector
Eddie Marras Ken Woodley
Carleton Youngas Briggs, airline clerk
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