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Mantrap (1926)

Passed | | Comedy | 24 July 1926 (USA)
A sexy young manicurist living with her older backwoodsman husband in a small Canadian town finds herself attracted to a young, rich and famous divorce lawyer who comes to town on vacation.

Director:

Victor Fleming

Writers:

Sinclair Lewis (from the 'Collier's Weekly' serial and the novel by), Adelaide Heilbron (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ernest Torrence ... Joe Easter
Clara Bow ... Alverna
Percy Marmont ... Ralph Prescott
Eugene Pallette ... E. Wesson Woodbury
Tom Kennedy ... Curly Evans
Josephine Crowell ... Mrs. McGavity
William Orlamond ... Mr. McGavity
Charles Stevens ... Lawrence Jackfish
Miss DuPont ... Mrs. Barker
Charlotte Bird Charlotte Bird ... Stenographer
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A sexy young manicurist living with her older backwoodsman husband in a small Canadian town finds herself attracted to a young, rich and famous divorce lawyer who comes to town on vacation.

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SINCLAIR LEWIS' Latest and Greatest Novel See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Provocadora See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was the first time Victor Fleming directed Clara Bow, and apparently the experience was a pleasant one--he began a long-term personal relationship with her. See more »

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In the montage of Joe's trip from Mantrap in Canada to Minneapolis, palm trees can be seen behind some of the houses. See more »

Quotes

Joe Easter: Well, that sort of upsets my plans. I'd figured on sendin' her to my aunt in Minneapolis...
Alverna: Minneapple sauce!
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Connections

Featured in Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl (1999) See more »

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Bow is Clearly The Highlight
26 February 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Mantrap (1926)

*** (out of 4)

Romantic comedy about city girl Alverna (Clara Bow) who agrees to marry the woodsman Joe Easter (Ernest Torrence) just because he's different. She moves with him to the small town of Mantrap where she eventually meets a lawyer (Percy Marmont) on vacation and soon the two decide to run off. MANTRAP isn't a masterpiece in regards to its storytelling but there's no question that the entire cast is extremely good and help keep this thing entertaining. I think the weakest part of the story is the actual screenplay, which just isn't all that believable and especially the stuff dealing with the beautiful Alverna falling for someone like Joe. It's made quite clear throughout the picture that she's a major flirt so you really do have to wonder why she would settle on Joe. Still, this here really doesn't kill the film as the three leads are simply so good that you can overlook this flaw. Director Victor Fleming does an extremely good job with the lighter touches of humor and especially an entire sequence in the woods when the three characters come together again. This here happens towards the end of the picture but it's one of the best moments in the film. Torrence is extremely likable in his part of the rough looking man who lives in the woods. I thought he really brought a lot of joy to the character and you couldn't help but love him. Marmont is a bit stiff but this is a good way to play the character since he's the complete opposite of Joe. Eugene Palette is also extremely good in his few scenes. There's no question that the real star is Bow. She's so bubbly and energetic that she pops right off the screen and you can't help but find joy in her. There's also no question that she brings that sexy nature to the role and she also shows some pretty good comic timing and especially when she's constantly fixing herself up to try and get something off of whatever man is around here. MANTRAP isn't a complete success but fans of Bow or those just wanting to see what her sex appeal was all about will get plenty of it here.


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