Trapped (Blu-ray + DVD)

When a killer dreams of millions... and a girl to spend them on!
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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 18 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: December 31, 2019
  • Originally Released: 1949
  • Label: Flicker Alley
  • Blu-ray/DVD Features:
    • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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User Ratings: 105
Rating: 3/4 -- Takes a lot of narrative chances by building the film around a cast of almost entirely unlikable and unscrupulous characters, and it pays off. Full Review
From the Front Row
Jan 4, 2020
Rating: C -- Richard Fleischer directs this minor so-so crime thriller in a semi-documentary style. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Oct 15, 2003

Product Description:

TRAPPED is taut, unpretentious thriller directed by Richard Fleischer. The film begins in semi-documentary style, explaining the workings of the U.S. Treasury Department, and then follows the chain of events set in motion when a forged $20 bill is discovered in California. However, it takes a dramatic turn when treasury agents in Washington D.C. recognize the source of the forged bill and travel to a penitentiary in Atlanta to interview Chris Stewart (Lloyd Bridges) is in jail for passing forged bills from that source. The agents engineer a fake escape for Stewart, so that he can lead them to the source of the forgeries. But, Stewart has others ideas and slips his minders.

As with all of his movies, whether A-features like those later in his career or small B-pictures like TRAPPED, Fleischer obtains forceful performances from his actors, not only Lloyd Bridges, in whom he uncovers a violent unpredictableness, but also Barbara Payton as Stewart's girl, and John Hoyt as a determined agent masquerading as a small time crook.

Plot Synopsis:

Director Richard Fleischer's thriller follows FBI agents on the trail of counterfeiters.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: October 1, 1949.
  • TRAPPED was the first movie on which Earl Felton (1909-1972) worked with director Richard Fleischer. Felton (who was sometimes credited as Earl Felton, Jr.) wrote three thrillers for Fleischer; TRAPPED, ARMORED CAR ROBBERY (1950), and THE NARROW MARGIN (1952). The latter was remade in 1990 as a vehicle for Gene Hackman. The fruitful collaboration between Felton and Fleischer also produced a comedy--THE HAPPY TIME (1952)--and two striking adventure movies--20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA (1954) and BANDIDO (1956).
  • George Zuckerman (1916-1996) also worked on the screenplay of TRAPPED. Between 1947 and 1957, Zuckerman wrote, or co-wrote, the scripts for 12 movies and provided the story for five more. He is best known for writing the screenplays of director Douglas Sirk's two best movies--WRITTEN ON THE WIND (1956) and the beautiful TARNISHED ANGELS (1957).
  • Bryan Foy (1896-1977), the producer of TRAPPED, was one of the Seven Little Foys. When his mother Madeleine Morando Foy died in 1918, Bryan's father, vaudeville entertainer Eddie Foy, kept the family together by putting his children into his act. In 1955, director Melville Shavelson told their story in THE SEVEN LITTLE FOYS, with Bob Hope starring as Eddie. Bryan Foy began producing movies with the Ken Maynard vehicle CALIFORNIA MAIL in 1929. He went on to produce more than 140 movies, including HOUSE OF WAX (1953) and CRIME WAVE (1954) which were both directed by André De Toth.
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