Woman Trap (1929)

82 mins | Melodrama | 1929

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HISTORY

According to reviews, Edwin Burke's one-act play was performed on the vaudeville stage. A 15 Jan 1924 NYT review of the sketch opened at the Palace Theatre the previous day, but other contemporary sources suggest that it had been performed in other cities as early as ... More Less

According to reviews, Edwin Burke's one-act play was performed on the vaudeville stage. A 15 Jan 1924 NYT review of the sketch opened at the Palace Theatre the previous day, but other contemporary sources suggest that it had been performed in other cities as early as 1921. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
1 Sep 1929.
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New York Times
31 Aug 1929
p. 13.
Variety
4 Sep 1929
p. 24.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the one-act play Brothers by Edwin Burke (ca. 1921).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
1929
Premiere Information:
release: 30 August or 28 September 1929
New York opening: 30 August 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 September 1929
Copyright Number:
LP724
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,384 ft.
Duration(in mins):
82
Length(in feet):
6,168
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Dan, a tough police captain, and Ray, a hardened criminal, are estranged brothers. When Ray faces capture, Kitty, the sister of Ray's ex-partner (whom Dan helped to convict), offers to help him escape because she sees an opportunity for revenge against Dan. She notifies the police and Dan of Ray's whereabouts, regretting her actions too late to prevent their capture. To avert arrest by his brother, Ray commits suicide. Kitty consoles Dan in his grief, and they come to an understanding over Ray's ... +


Dan, a tough police captain, and Ray, a hardened criminal, are estranged brothers. When Ray faces capture, Kitty, the sister of Ray's ex-partner (whom Dan helped to convict), offers to help him escape because she sees an opportunity for revenge against Dan. She notifies the police and Dan of Ray's whereabouts, regretting her actions too late to prevent their capture. To avert arrest by his brother, Ray commits suicide. Kitty consoles Dan in his grief, and they come to an understanding over Ray's body. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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