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FULL SYNOPSIS

In this well-regarded film noir thriller, Joe Barron (Glenn Ford) is a police detective whose wife Lisa (Elke Sommer) has inherited a stock portfolio from her father. Joe and Lisa go on a spending spree, but when their new holdings fail to pay dividends, Joe finds himself deep in debt. Dr. Horace Van Tilden (Joseph Cotten), a rich doctor who caters to high-society clientele, shoots an intruder in his home, and Joe is assigned to investigate; Joe discovers that Van Tilden has a lucrative sideline selling drugs, and that the shooting victim was actually an addict looking for dope. When Joe learns that Van Tilden keeps his drug money in a safe at home, he sees a way to finally pay off his debts, but his partner, Pete Delanos (Ricardo Montalban), gets wind of Joe's scheme and demands a cut of the action. Matters become more complicated for Joe when he learns that the man Van Tilden shot was married to Rosalie (Rita Hayworth), whom he loved many years ago. The Money Trap was directed by Burt Kennedy, who was best known for his witty and unconventional westerns. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Glenn Ford
as Joe Baron
Elke Sommer
as Lisa Baron
Rita Hayworth
as Rosalie Kenny
Ricardo Montalban
as Pete Delanos
Joseph Cotten
as Dr. Horace Van Tilden
Tom Reese
as Matthews
James Mitchum
as Detective Wolski
Argentina Brunetti
as Aunt
Fred Essler
as Mr. Klein
Eugene Iglesias
as Father
Parley Baer
as Banker
Ted de Corsia
as Police Captain
Bill McLean
as Delivery Man
Walter Reed
Ward Wood
as Man in Bar
Than Wyenn
as Phil Kenny
Herman Boden
as Parking Lot Attendant
Ward Wood
as Man in Bar
Herman Boden
as Parking Lot Attendant
Than Wyenn
as Phil Kenny
Ted de Corsia
as Police Captain
Parley Baer
as Banker
Bill McLean
as Delivery Man

Crew

Burt Kennedy
Director
Walter Bernstein
Screenwriter
Lionel White
Book Author
Paul Vogel
Cinematographer
Hal Schaefer
Composer (Music Score)
George W. Davis
Art Director
Robert R. Benton
Set Designer
Henry W. Grace
Set Designer
William J. Tuttle
Makeup
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