Monday, May 12, 2014


The Trap - U.K. title
The Trap - Canadian title
L’aventure sauvage – French title
Het woeste avontuur – Belgium title
A Morte Ronda na Floresta – Brazilian title
A Morte Ronda na Floresta – Columbian title
Kvinde blandt ulve – Danish title
Die Falle – German title
Wie ein Schrei im Wind – German title
I pagida – Greek title
Csapda – Hungarian title
I pionieri dell’ultima frontier – Italian title
Il cacciatore di lupi – Italian title
La trampa – Mexican title
Sidla – Polish title
A Armadilha – Portuguese title
La trampa – Spanish title
Tuzak – Turkish title
The Mad Trapper – English title
The Trap – U.S.A. title
A 1966 British, Canadian co-production [Rank Film (London), Parallel Productions (Toronto)]
Producer: George H. Brown
Director: Sidney Hayers
Story: David Osborne
Screenplay: David Osborne
Cinematography: Robert Krasker [Eastmancolor, Panavision]
Music: Ron Goodwin
Song: “When I’m a Man” sung by Oliver Reed
Running time: 106 minutes
Jean La Bête  – Oliver Reed (Robert Reed)
Eve – Rita Tushingham
Trader – Rex Sevenoaks
Trader’s wife – Barbara Chilcott
Sarah – Linda Goranson
Clerk – Blain Fairman
Preacher – Walter Marsh
Baptiste – Jo Golland (Joseph Golland)
No Name – Jon Granik
Yellow Dog – Merv Campone (Wilfred Campone)
Captain – Reginald McReynolds
Boat passenger – N. Jon Smith
Stunts: George Chapman, Brian Lightburn

A roughhewn fur trapper Jean La Bête, of the 1890s lives a lonely life in the Canadian wilderness. Feeling the need for female companionship he goes to the nearby settlement. He has missed the annual 'wife auction' due to inclement weather, and must settle for what's left: a timorous mute girl named Eve. The two live a tumultuous life together. One day while checking his traps Jean is threatened by a mountain lion. He manages to shoots the lion but gets caught in his own bear trap and badly injures his leg. He makes it back to the cabin after he is saved by Eve when he is attacked by wolves. Jean sends Eve to the Indian camp to bring back the medicine man but she finds the Indian village deserted. Returning to the cabin she finds Jean suffering from blood poisoning. He orders her to cut off his leg. Though she lives in mortal terror of her now husband, Eve nurses Jean through the near fatal illness. Eventually they seem to come closer, the hobbled trapper no longer appears that gruesome to Eve. But her childhood trauma is still keeping her from starting a closer relationship and consequently, she flees with a canoe back to the settlement. Here, although being welcome, she remains an outsider. Even the impending marriage to a sympathetic young man cannot overcome her inner barriers. On the day of marriage, she runs away again in order to finally return to Jean La Bête.
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