Trapped (1949 film)

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Trapped 1949.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Richard Fleischer
Produced by Bryan Foy
Screenplay by Earl Felton
George Zuckerman
Story by Earl Felton
George Zuckerman
Starring Lloyd Bridges
Barbara Payton
John Hoyt
Music by Sol Kaplan
Cinematography Guy Roe
Edited by Alfred DeGaetano
Contemporary Productions
Distributed by Eagle-Lion Films
Release dates
  • October 1, 1949 (1949-10-01) (United States)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Trapped is a 1949 semidocumentary film noir directed by Richard Fleischer, written by George Zuckerman and Earl Felton. The drama features Lloyd Bridges, Barbara Payton, John Hoyt, and others.[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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