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The Trap (1966)

A fur trapper takes a mute girl as his unwilling wife to live with him in his remote cabin in the woods.

Director:

Sidney Hayers

Writer:

David D. Osborn (story and screenplay) (as David Osborn)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rita Tushingham ... Eve
Oliver Reed ... La Bete
Rex Sevenoaks ... The Trader
Barbara Chilcott Barbara Chilcott ... Trader's Wife
Linda Goranson ... Trader's Daughter
Blain Fairman Blain Fairman ... Clerk
Walter Marsh ... Preacher
Joseph Golland Joseph Golland ... Baptiste (as Jo Golland)
Jon Granik Jon Granik ... No Name
Merv Campone Merv Campone ... Yellow Dog
Reg McReynolds Reg McReynolds ... Captain (as Reginald McReynolds)
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Storyline

A fur trapper takes a mute girl as his unwilling wife to live with him in his remote cabin in the woods.

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THE TRAP...is a woman whose name is EVE See more »


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Details

Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La trampa See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The piece of music used as Oliver Reed canoes down river (also called "The Trap") is now used by UK broadcaster The BBC for its coverage of The London Marathon. See more »

Goofs

Jean Labête continually pronounces Québec in the English fashion, pronouncing the 'U' (Kwebek), despite being raised there, and presumably having French as his first language... He should pronounce it without the 'U', which in French is silent... (Kébek). See more »

Quotes

La Bete: When I'm a man, I'll take me a wife / We'll live in a house on the hill, the hill / With carriage and horses all white, all white / And she shall have diamonds and pearls, and pearls / And she shall have diamonds and pearls
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Connections

Featured in Talkies: Rita Tushingham (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Eightsome Reel
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Ron Goodwin
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Caught in "The Trap"
27 September 2005 | by daphxSee all my reviews

I saw this movie one late night on TV in the early 70's while living in NYC. The image of Eve and Jean La Bete discovering themselves set against the Northwest wilderness never left me. Over the years this movie kept creeping back into my head like few other movies have. It is not the best produced movie ever made, but it tells a story that is unique, simple and compelling. Reed brings a "bull in the china-shop" masculinity to the character Jean La Bete that at first conflicts with, but then blends with the very subtle beauty and inner strength of Eve, played perfectly and silently by Rita Tushingham. (Tushingham also plays the adult daughter of Laura and Dr. Zhivago in Dr. Zhivago.) I didn't see "The Trap" again until a few years ago when I came across a cheap used copy online. This is a very unusual love story. "The Trap" might catch you like it did me years ago.


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