Trapped (1949 film)

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Trapped 1949.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard Fleischer
Produced byBryan Foy
Screenplay byEarl Felton
George Zuckerman
Story byEarl Felton
George Zuckerman
StarringLloyd Bridges
Barbara Payton
John Hoyt
Music bySol Kaplan
CinematographyGuy Roe
Edited byAlfred DeGaetano
Bryan For Productions
Contemporary Productions
Distributed byEagle-Lion Films
Release date
  • October 1, 1949 (1949-10-01) (United States)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States

Trapped is a 1949 semidocumentary film noir directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Lloyd Bridges, Barbara Payton, and John Hoyt. It was written by George Zuckerman and Earl Felton.[1]

Like many semi-documentaries, the film begins with a voice over footage of the treasury department, telling the story of what the department does. Then it quickly begins the story once a woman tries to deposit a twenty-dollar bill at the bank that turns out to be phony.


The film tells the story of the U.S. Treasury Department who, with the aid of a counterfeiter, try to track down and stop of counterfeiting ring. The counterfeiter, Tris Stewart (Bridges), serving time in prison, is released under the agreement that he will assist in the capture of the phoney money printers. Once out of jail Stewart quickly meets up with cigarette girl Meg Dixon (Barbara Payton).


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  1. ^ Trapped on IMDb .

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