The Trap (1922 film)

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The Trap
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Directed byRobert Thornby
Written byLon Chaney (story)
Lucien Hubbard (story)
George C. Hull (writer)
Irving Thalberg (story)
StarringLon Chaney
Alan Hale
CinematographyVirgil Miller
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • May 9, 1922 (1922-05-09) (U.S.)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
The Trap

The Trap is a 1922 American silent film directed by Robert Thornby and starring Lon Chaney. It was released by Universal Pictures. The film was released in the United Kingdom under the title Heart of a Wolf.

The film stars Chaney as the leading character, Alan Hale as his rival, and Irene Rich as the female lead. Chaney had also appeared in an unrelated film of the same name in 1913. The film also features in a minor role Chaney's son Creighton in his film debut.


The film features an angry miner who sets out for revenge on a man who stole his mine.



The Trap was filmed in Yosemite National Park in California.

Survival status[edit]

Several prints of the film exist and it is available on DVD.[1]


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