The Love Trap (1929) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Love Trap (1929)





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A yuong aspiring dancer (Laura La Plante) is fired from her job in a theater chorus line on the same day she's threatened with eviction. Desperate to raise some money, she goes to work for the organizer of an illicit party (complete with alcohol, which was forbidden in the midst of Prohibition) and ends up running from a ruthless womanizer. Dispossessedand on the street with her belongings, she seems to have hit bottom when a raging storm breaks out, when suddenly she is rescued by a good-natured, well meaning young businessman (Neil Hamilton), who eventually falls in love with her and proposes marriage. No sooner are they wed, however, then his uncle remembers seeing La Plante at the party she was working, and her reputation and her marriage are both threatened. To say them, she decides to risk everything by proving to her husband and to his uncle that she's really a good woman.


Neil Hamilton
as Peter Cadwallader
Norman Trevor
as Judge Cadwallader
Laura La Plante
as Laura Todd
Rita La Roy
as Mary Cadwallader
Clarissa Selwynne
as Mrs. Cadwallader
Robert Ellis
as Guy Emory
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Critic Reviews for The Love Trap

All Critics (2)

The Love Trap is good entertainment as it is.

June 23, 2020 | Full Review…

What started out as a very good film ends up fair-to-middling because the actors aren't up to delivering dialogue that in turn doesn't measure up.

September 24, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Love Trap


Pleasant concoction is a story as old as the hills of a family of snobs thinking the true blue girl their son marries on a whim is a no good golddigger until proven wrong. A bit of an odd viewing experience since half way through the film it switches from silent to sound but Wyler's sure handed direction keeps it from being too jarring. It is interesting how in the silent portion the tone is set by shadows and the mood of a scene but after the dialogue becomes the agent of explanation. It must have been a disconcerting balancing act for the actors involved but they handle it pretty well.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

I have a feeling this could have been a good movie, but it just isn't. It's okay, but still an average romantic comedy drama type movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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