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DEATHTRAP by Ira Levin

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Spanning nearly 40 years from totwo Texas farm boys, straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny, fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling. To make Sidney’s slump all the more painful, Clifford Anderson, a student of one of Sidney’s writing seminars, has recently sent his mentor a copy of his first attempt at playwrighting for Sidney’s review and advice.

The play, “Deathtrap,” is a five character, two act thriller so perfect in its construction that, as Sidney says, “A gifted director couldn’t even hurt it.

They’ll lure the would-be playwright to the Bruhl home, kill him, deeathtrap market the sure-fire script as Sidney’s own. But shortly after Clifford arrives, it’s clear that things are not what they seem!

Indeed, even Helga Ten Dorp, a nosey psychic from next door, and Porter Milgram, Sidney’s observant attorney, can only speculate where the line between truth and ida lies. Written by Craig C. This is one of my favorite movies of all time. It’s great and the acting is brilliant. In the scene in which Michael Caine calls the police in tears and then stops the waterworks the second he finishes the call deathrrap displays Caine’s brilliance.

The twists are a lot of fun. The film is top-notch.

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Full Cast and Crew. A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student’s script. Ira Levin playJay Presson Allen screenplay.

Share this Rating Title: Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Learn more More Like This. Prince of the City Night Falls on Manhattan The Anderson Tapes GP Action Crime Thriller. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Sidney Bruhl Christopher Reeve Clifford Anderson Dyan Cannon Myra Bruhl Irene Worth Helga ten Dorp Henry Jones Porter Milgrim Joe Silver Seymour Starger Tony DiBenedetto Burt – the Bartender Al LeBreton Handsome Actor Francis B. The Minister as Rev.


Stewart Klein Jeffrey Lyons Jeffrey Lyons Joel Siegel Joel Siegel Jenny Lumet Stage Newsboy Jayne Heller Stage Actress George Peck Edit Storyline To make Sidney’s slump all the more painful, Clifford Anderson, a student of one of Sidney’s writing seminars, has recently sent his mentor a copy of his first attempt at playwrighting for Sidney’s review and advice.

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When a man has murder on his mind be sure you don’t fall into a Edit Did You Know? Trivia According to the book ‘It’s a Hit!: Though Levin had written successful thriller novels which had frequently been filmed See: Levin, like Sidney Bruhl, only ever had one hit Broadway play, and ‘Deathtrap’ was it. Goofs When Sidney has the Deathtrap script and threatens to throw it into the fireplace, the fire isn’t lit.

Quotes [ first lines ] [ the actor on stage delivers an unintelligible line ] First Audience Member: It’s the worst play I’ve ever seen. I can’t believe Sidney Bruhl wrote it. deahttrap

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Crazy Credits Murderous weapons by Eoin Sprott. Alternate Versions There are two distinct versions between the theatrical release and the television version.

The famous “kiss” between Sidney and Clifford after Myra’s death in the theatrical and video release is absent in the television version. Add the first question. Rausch — See all my reviews. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report this. Audible Download Audio Books.