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The Trap (1966)

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The Trap (1966)

Postby moira finnie » July 26th, 2011, 6:37 pm

This is a harrowing but remarkable movie about a backwoods trapper named La Bete (Oliver Reed at his sensitive, beastly beast) who takes a mute girl (Rita Tushingham, whose eloquent face didn't need words) as his unwilling wife to live with him in his remote cabin in the woods. It's a very exciting film as they try to carve out a life in the wilds of Canada that I've never forgotten (in part because WOR in NYC used to run this movie for days on end). A cult favorite, it is apparently never broadcast anymore and hard to find, though I have read that there is a fairly good German DVD.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJMWStIvUN8&feature=player_profilepage#t=27s[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEWVvLx4L_k&feature=player_profilepage#t=4s[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEFZ3uaHIg4&feature=player_profilepage[/youtube]

P.S. Maybe this is a good movie to see when it is very hot?
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Re: The Trap (1966)

Postby MissGoddess » July 26th, 2011, 7:15 pm

This actually looks interesting, if I can get past my hesitation about Tushingham. She's not a favorite of mine, but I'm curious. You've been digging up some interesting nuggets, Moira. I haven't heard of most of them, like Ruthless or The Wide Frontier...or this film.
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