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The Love Trap (1929)

Approved | | Comedy | 4 August 1929 (USA)
A chorus girl loses her job and thus the room she owes back rent on, and ends up being rescued from the street by a dashing rich man. But his family isn't over-accepting of chorus girls joining their family.

Director:

William Wyler

Writers:

Edward J. Montagne (story), Clarence Thompson (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Laura La Plante ... Evelyn Todd
Neil Hamilton ... Paul Harrington
Robert Ellis ... Guy Emory
Jocelyn Lee ... Bunny
Norman Trevor ... Judge Harrington
Clarissa Selwynne Clarissa Selwynne ... Mrs. Harrington
Rita La Roy ... Mary Harrington
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A chorus girl loses her job and thus the room she owes back rent on, and ends up being rescued from the street by a dashing rich man. But his family isn't over-accepting of chorus girls joining their family.

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Backstage with the girl who was the hit of the show! That's where you'll be swept by this strikingly different story of an actress who was good enough to lead her accuser into a "love trap" and prove her innocence through his own suspicion. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Liebesfalle See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (talking sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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In early publicity material, Neil Hamilton's character name was "Peter Cadwallader", Norman Trevor was "Judge Cadwallader", Clarissa Selwynne was "Mrs. Cadwallader" and Rita LaRoy was "Mary Cadwallader". See more »

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A Real Surprise!
10 August 2002 | by tashmanSee all my reviews

A real surprise and a delight, that is, if you enjoy the Cinderella stories of the 1920s. I always do, so long as they are nicely played, and THE LOVE TRAP has enough distinction to recommend it very highly. Charming and entertaining as a fluid silent, there are many marvelous visual touches, particularly the choreography involving synchronized taxi cabs. Unexpectedly, THE LOVE TRAP retains this graceful pace when the picture begins talking at about the half-way point. The second half is so engaging one really does forget that the first half was such a terrific silent picture. Star Laura La Plante is her wonderful, pert, pretty self, effortlessly carrying the silent style with a seemless transition into the heroine speaking the rest of her role. Of particular note and enjoyment is the handsome leading man, the future Commissioner Gordon on TV's BATMAN, Neil Hamilton. Though called upon to behave like a first rate schmoo at one point during the plot, Hamilton is a first rate smooth comedian, both silent and talking. For being a relatively innocuous "Cinderella" tale, THE LOVE TRAP packs in some fun little moments of sexual intrigue, such as when the snootie sister, Rita La Roy, tells the family she cannot be bothered with La Plante's sordid situation, and as the family leaves, she climbs the stairs, soon followed by a slyly winking butler.


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