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The Steel Trap(1952)

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Bank worker,Jim Osborne(Joseph Cotten)gets the chance of a lifetime,steal a million dollars on a Friday afternoon,take his wife,Laurie(Teresa Wright)and get out of the country before they discover its gone on Monday.

 

 

Jim and Laurie get as far as New Orleans when she finds out the truth and wants nothing to do with it and leaves.Jim has second thoughts about it all and wants to return the money before Monday and get on with his life.

 

 

Great Noir.

 

 

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She's still playing the sensitive supporting woman she is known for

playing. This time she's been "promoted" from Joseph Cotten's niece

to his wife. I wouldn't call this a great film, but it is a good one, the

old good guy tempted to go bad who makes the final right decision

close call scenario.

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