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The Money Trap (1966)

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In this well-regarded film noir thriller, Joe Barron (Glenn Ford) is a police detective whose wife Lisa (Elke Sommer) has inherited a stock portfolio from her father. Joe and Lisa go on a spending spree, but when their new holdings fail to pay dividends, Joe finds himself deep in debt. Dr. Horace Van Tilden (Joseph Cotten), a rich doctor who caters to high-society clientele, shoots an intruder in his home, and Joe is assigned to investigate; Joe discovers that Van Tilden has a lucrative sideline selling drugs, and that the shooting victim was actually an addict looking for dope. When Joe learns that Van Tilden keeps his drug money in a safe at home, he sees a way to finally pay off his debts, but his partner, Pete Delanos (Ricardo Montalban), gets wind of Joe's scheme and demands a cut of the action. Matters become more complicated for Joe when he learns that the man Van Tilden shot was married to Rosalie (Rita Hayworth), whom he loved many years ago. The Money Trap was directed by Burt Kennedy, who was best known for his witty and unconventional westerns.

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Cast

Glenn Ford
as Joe Baron
Rita Hayworth
as Rosalie Kelly
Elke Sommer
as Lisa Baron
Joseph Cotten
as Dr. Horace Van Tilden
Ricardo Montalban
as Pete Delanos
Tom Reese
as Matthews
James Mitchum
as Detective Wolski
Fred Essler
as Mr. Klein
Bill McLean
as Delivery Man
Robert S. Anderson
as Police Inspector
Than Wyenn
as Phil Kenny
Ted de Corsia
as Police Captain
Marya Stevens
as Woman in Bar
Carlita Martin
as Woman in Bar
Stacy King
as Woman in Bar
Ward Wood
as Man in Bar
William Campbell
as Jack Archer
Walter Reed
as Detective
Budd Landreth
as Detective
Paul Todd
as Intern
Herman Boden
as Parking Lot Attendant
Jo Summers
as Dead Mother
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An acceptable film noir.

April 17, 2003 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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