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      Pitfall

      Released Aug 24, 1948 1h 24m Drama List
      100% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 69% Audience Score 250+ Ratings An insurance man's (Dick Powell) affair with a blonde (Lizabeth Scott) leads to guilt, murder and a confession to his wife (Jane Wyatt). Read More Read Less

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      Fred Camper Chicago Reader Links between inside and outside occur regularly in de Toth’s work, generally articulating and expanding on the narrative’s threats. Jun 15, 2022 Full Review Roger Moore Movie Nation The movie crackles with sharply-drawn characters, deadly complications and murky motivations, a brisk, brief noir with bite...and Lizabeth Scott. Rated: 3/4 Jun 15, 2023 Full Review Jeremy Heilman MovieMartyr.com De Toth's sensitive handing of Pitfall stalls out somewhere along the way. Rated: 57/100 Jul 27, 2012 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jun 30, 2005 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A slight melodramatic story, but an efficiently made moral tale with noir overtures. Rated: C+ Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Martin B Interesting that every primary character played by an actor or actress playing the character part they were known for in movies. Casting not creative but the script was and the skilled veteran actors wove a yarn with no down time. The tangled web of deceit and deception by not really bad people building and building. We knew it would come to a head but there was no way to predict what would happen or when. Jane Wyatt absolutely radiant one wonders how any man could let his eye wonder with her in his life which I suppose is part of what made it work. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/29/24 Full Review nick s An entertaining noir film with husky Lizbeth Scott at her sultry best. The main character lacked charm, but still well acted. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/01/24 Full Review Georgan G One of my favorite film noir thrillers. Quite a snappy script with very little drag time. Great acting from some of that generations best actors. Raymond Burr as a bad guy! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/12/23 Full Review Audience Member A decent enough film noire built around the contrived stupidity of the Forbes character. Lousy ending. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Luca D A decent noir. Some scenes carried on a bit. I think Scott carried this movie and I'm surprised she never made more hit movies. It seems there just aren't enough good Scott movies to go around. Overall a bit anticlimactic but had some realistic conversational scenes. Not too emotional or deep but would watch again. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/07/21 Full Review Tom M Ho hum text book noire. 'Average Joe', Powell has a moment of weakness with' femme fatale' Scott who are then blackmailed by creepy stalker Burr. The only problem is that Scott is the only decent person of the three. She didn't know he was married and when she finds out, she tries to do the right thing. Movie ends with no closure. How many films noire did Burr play the creepy bad guy? He might hold the record. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/09/20 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis An insurance man's (Dick Powell) affair with a blonde (Lizabeth Scott) leads to guilt, murder and a confession to his wife (Jane Wyatt).
      Director
      Andre de Toth
      Producer
      Samuel Bischoff
      Screenwriter
      Karl Kamb
      Distributor
      United Artists
      Production Co
      Regal Films
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 24, 1948, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 24m
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