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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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Its naïveté would have been perfectly acceptable in 1935, say, or even in 1948 when so many of the popular French-Canadian serials were filmed, but it's very hard to accept as a product of Canadian film-making in 1966.

June 27, 2019 | Full Review…

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

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