Slow paced yet engrossing drama. Oliver Reed shows he can fake an accent AND act at the same time, a prime pre-requisite of a Marlon Brando actor.
He paid a $1000 for this girl who could not speak
The Trap is an adventure/romance film released in 1966, written by David D. Osborn and directed by Sidney Hayers. Shot in the pristine wilderness of the Canadian province of British Columbia, Oliver Reed and Rita Tushingham star in this unusual love story about a rough trapper and a mute orphan girl.
SEE this gripping drama of survival and cross-fated lovers here:
Rita Tushingham as Eve
Oliver Reed as Jean La BÍte
Barbara Chilcott as the Trader's Wife
Rex Sevenoaks as the Trader
Linda Goranson as the Trader's daughter
Merv Campone as Yellow Dog
Reginald McReynolds as the Captain
Joseph Golland as Baptiste
Walter Marsh as the Preacher
Blaine Fairman as the Clerk
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A terrific adaptation of the DH Lawrence novel. The interplay between the two headstrong people - Reed and Jackson - is memorable.
★★★1/2 (out of four)
Glenda Jackson won a Best Actress Academy Award for her performance. Set in the 1920's in Londn, Gudrun
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1 Released in Britain in 1969 and the US in 1970, the film was applauded as a good rendering of D.H. Lawrence's once controversial novel about love, sex and the upper class in England.
2 No one worked as hard as Oliver Reed, who would do a nude wrestling scene with Alan Bates. He went as far as to persuade (and literally twist the arm of) director Russell to film the scene.
3 The film was one of the eight most popular films at the British box office in 1970.
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Alan Bates as Rupert Birkin
Oliver Reed as Gerald Crich
Glenda Jackson as Gudrun Brangwen
Jennie Linden as Ursula Brangwen
Eleanor Bron as Hermione Roddice
Alan Webb as Thomas Crich
Vladek Sheybal as Loerke
Catherine Willmer as Mrs. Crich
Women in Love
by D. H. Lawrence
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A triumph based on Edgar Allen Poe's detective based story. First published in 1841 and is often cited as the first detective story. The main character of C. Auguste Dupin (George C. Scott) was the predecessor of famous fictional sleuths Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot.
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A "detective" (the word detective was not invented yet) comes out of retirement to help his daughter's fiance prove that he did not commit a series of murders. Bored from a forced retirement which he regrets not fighting, Dupin was a reknowned Parisian police officer who solved hundreds of crimes through logic way before A. Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.
[img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gQidFx4jqSA/T7AmRfWnbGI/AAAAAAAAaJM/a-RzcMPO7Nk/s1600/auguste-dupin_tv2.jpg[/img] George C. Scott as the famous but now retired police "detective" August Dupin
"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It has been recognized as the first detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination".
A made for TV film, it's the second one since 1968 to show there**. But do NOT let the television aspect depress you, this is a quality film with excellent Victorian sets. Everyone except the main actors fake their French accents as the film is set in Paris (showing Notre Dame more than once).
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George C. Scott is his old reliable self in this made-for-TV adaptation of the Poe short story. The atmosphere is good and at 90 minutes or so, it's n...
80% The movie does a really good job of evoking the atmosphere of the tale and Scott performs wonderfully as Dupin.
100% Excellent TV movie, I was more than a little surprised by how good it was. It looked great and is by far one of the best made for TV movies I've ever seen. George C Scott is always such a presence on screen. If you get a chance please watch.
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1 The story was first published in 1841 and is often cited as the first detective story*. The main character of C. Auguste Dupin was the predecessor of famous fictional sleuths Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot.
* other mystery stories appeared earlier but Poe's central theme for his was what he termed "ratioination" or simply deductive logic.
SEE this fascinating short video biography of Poe here:
2 Editor Edgar A. Poe's manuscript was found tossed in his trash and recovered by a co-worker, survived 3 house fires and eventually rebound and perserved years later.
[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c7/RueMorgueManuscript.jpg/200px-RueMorgueManuscript.jpg[/img] Poe's original manuscript, 1841 Graham's Magazine
"A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A major oil company finds out about it and tries to destroy the formula and anyone who knows about it. Written by Anonymous"
1 Brando wrote later in his autobiography that he made this film just for the money, unlike other films he cherished more, such as "Burn" and especially "Bedtime Story" with David Niven(the ONLY film he loved to wake up to do).
2 Brando's character is named Bud. In real life, it was his nickname in his family in Omaha and Illinois.
3 Brando thought a movie ought to have a message, especially a caring, thoughtful message about world problems. But he needed the money for his alimony at the time and made movies just for the cash. This movie he made for the cash.
[img]http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w300/d4drhvke2w4WNYS8pXdMQxP4WrU.jpg[/img] Though Brano says he acted in this one strictly for the money, you would never know it. Just great.