THE TRAP (Theatrical Release USA 1946)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

The Trap—simple, black and white movie—lacks the noise, high color, and intensity of pace of current films but serves up a surprisingly refreshing piece of entertainment. The script obviously directs the flow of the scenes and their final outcomes, but still manages to satisfy the mystery fan. This movie is Sidney Toler’s last Charlie Chan film. The portrayal is easy-on-the-mind—peaceful yet quietly engaging. For the younger audience it is a good introduction to Charlie Chan films. 

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This mystery drama film is about Charlie Chan solving a murder mystery in Malibu, California. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Howard Bretherton for directing effort. Thank you to Monogram Pictures for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler), Jimmy (Victor Sen Yung), Birmingham Brown (Mantan Moreland), Adelaide Brandt (Tanis Chandler), Rick Daniels (Larry Blake), Sergeant Reynolds (Kirk Alyn), Clementine (Rita Quigley), Marcia (Anne Nagel), Ruby (Helen Gerald), Cole King (Howard Negley), Mrs. Thorn (Lois Austin), San Toy (Barbara Jean Wong), Miss Weebles (Minerva Urecal), Madge Mudge (Margaret Brayton), Winifred (Bettie Best), Lois (Jan Bryant), and Doc Brandt (Walden Boyle). 

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Even though this is an older, low budget film, it still manages to hold interest and earns its watch. 

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