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The Trap (The Mad Trapper) (1966)





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Every ten years or so, the all-purpose title The Trap is applied to a film about psychological rather than physical entrapment. This 1966 British/Canadian coproduction stars Oliver Reed as a roughhewn fur trapper of the 1890s. He has missed the annual "wife auction" due to inclement weather, and must settle for what's left: a timorous mute girl, played by Rita Tushingham. Though she lives in mortal terror of her husband, Tushingham nurses Reed through a near-fatal illness. The awe-inspiring location photography of The Trap frequently upstages the strenuous dramatics of its stars. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Oliver Reed
as Jean La Bete
Rex Sevenoaks
as The Trader
Barbara Chilcott
as Trader's Wife
Linda Goranson
as Trader's Daughter
Walter Marsh
as Preacher
Jon Granik
as No Name
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Critic Reviews for The Trap (The Mad Trapper)

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Reed, playing against a character who is mute, seems to make it his duty to act enough for the both of them.

March 16, 2004

Audience Reviews for The Trap (The Mad Trapper)

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. [img][/img] 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: [img][/img] REVIEWS by us: 100% He is not a mad trapper. He is just a strong character of a good lonely man he is. Even a young mute girl could sympatised with him after she understood... 100% awesome cinemetography, my dad did an awesome job with the fight scene [img][/img] Rita Tushingham as Eve Oliver Reed as Jean La BĂȘte 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 [img][/img] Oliver Reed and Rita Tushingham Directed by Sidney Hayers Produced by George H. Brown Written by David D. Osborn Music by Ron Goodwin Cinematography Robert Krasker [img][/img] Editing by Tristam Cones Studio George H. Brown Productions Distributed by J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors Release dates April 1966 Running time 106 minutes [img][/img]

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