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Trapped

Released Oct 1, 1949 1h 18m Crime Drama List
Reviews 14% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
When the Feds spot high-grade counterfeit cash, they seek the help of convict Tris Stewart (Lloyd Bridges) in tracking down the manufacturers. Stewart's hands-on experience in counterfeiting makes him a vital asset, but turning him into an informant won't be easy. As soon as Stewart is let loose to investigate, he makes a run for it, reuniting with his criminal cohorts and girlfriend Meg (Barbara Payton). Little does he know that the law is watching him every step of the way. Read More Read Less

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Roger Moore Movie Nation A darker-than-dark noir whose Feds-always-get-their-man messaging is so heavy-handed it borders on parody. But Bridges and Payton, director Fleisher and DP Roe turn this Secret Service recruiting docudrama into something special. Rated: 2.5/4 Jun 5, 2022 Full Review David Bax Battleship Pretension Every noirish development is immediately deflated by the reassurance that the Secret Service knows what's going on and is already poised to stop it. Mar 9, 2020 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row Takes a lot of narrative chances by building the film around a cast of almost entirely unlikable and unscrupulous characters, and it pays off. Rated: 3/4 Jan 4, 2020 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Richard Fleischer directs this minor so-so crime thriller in a semi-documentary style. Rated: C Oct 15, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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nick s By the numbers detective noir. Quite well acted and solid story with a few interesting turns, but nothing really unique about it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/23/23 Full Review paul d Simple but very nice cop thriller in a mix of documentary and noir styles, Trapped has a solid story and an excellent cast - Bridges, Payton, Hoyt, Todd and the supporting cast are convincing. Lloyd Bridges is playing his charming, swaggering self, in this role as the tough guy. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A run of the mill crime thriller about counterfeiters--No-Nonsense Crime Drama!! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Richard Fleischer directs this minor so-so crime thriller in a semi-documentary style. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member How Wichita St. felt yesterday facing the Ram D. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Well it's like a semi documentary then it moves into what Noirs are with Shadows and Shady people. But the poor image kind of stole the show though, but it was well acted. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis When the Feds spot high-grade counterfeit cash, they seek the help of convict Tris Stewart (Lloyd Bridges) in tracking down the manufacturers. Stewart's hands-on experience in counterfeiting makes him a vital asset, but turning him into an informant won't be easy. As soon as Stewart is let loose to investigate, he makes a run for it, reuniting with his criminal cohorts and girlfriend Meg (Barbara Payton). Little does he know that the law is watching him every step of the way.
Director
Richard Fleischer
Producer
Bryan Foy
Screenwriter
Earl Felton, George Zuckerman
Distributor
Eagle-Lion Films Inc. [us]
Production Co
Bryan Foy Productions
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 1, 1949, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 11, 2016
Runtime
1h 18m
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