Trapped (1949 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Richard Fleischer|
|Produced by||Bryan Foy|
|Screenplay by||Earl Felton
|Story by||Earl Felton
|Music by||Sol Kaplan|
|Edited by||Alfred DeGaetano|
|Distributed by||Eagle-Lion Films|
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).
- Lloyd Bridges as Tris Stewart
- Barbara Payton as Meg Dixon, alias Laurie Fredericks
- John Hoyt as Agent John Downey, alias Johnny Hackett
- James Todd as Jack Sylvester
- Russ Conway as Chief Agent Gunby
- Robert Karnes as Agent Fred Foreman
- Douglas Spencer as Sam Hooker