The Trap Snaps Shut at Midnight

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The Trap Snaps Shut at Midnight
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Directed byHarald Philipp
Produced byHeinz Willeg
Written byFred Denger
Kurt Nachmann
StarringGeorge Nader
Horst Frank
Heinz Weiss
Music byPeter Thomas
CinematographyHelmut Meewes
Edited byAlfred Srp
Allianz Filmproduktion
Constantin Film
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
4 March 1966
Running time
85 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The Trap Snaps Shut at Midnight (German: Um Null Uhr schnappt die Falle zu) is a 1966 West German thriller film directed by Harald Philipp and starring George Nader, Horst Frank and Heinz Weiss.[1] It was the fourth film in the Jerry Cotton series.[2]


Jerry Cotton hunts a psychotic murderer who kills some people out of insanity and others for money. Unfortunately he is connected to other assassins of his kind and soon they realise that Jerry Cotton is after them. This makes Jerry himself immediately their favourite target.



  • Blake, Matt; Deal, David (2004). The Eurospy Guide. Baltimore: Luminary Press. ISBN 1-887664-52-1.


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