The Deadly Trap

Directed by Rene Clement

Release: 1971
Runtime: 96
Country: France, Italy
Language: English

From René Clément, the acclaimed director of Forbidden Games, Purple Noon, Joy House, Rider on the Rain and And Hope to Die, comes this top-notch thriller starring Faye Dunaway (The Thomas Crown Affair, Chinatown, Network), Frank Langella (The Twelve Chairs, Dracula, Frost/Nixon), Barbara Parkins (Valley of the Dolls, The Mephisto Waltz, Shout at the Devil) and Maurice Ronet (Elevator to the Gallows, The Fire Within, Line of Demarcation). Jill and Philip (Dunaway and Langella) are an American couple who live in Paris with their two children. Their world is torn apart when the children go missing and may have been kidnapped. In a frantic struggle to recover them alive and well, the couple’s lives begin to fall apart at the seams, as Jill’s mental state deteriorates and Philip struggles to make sense of what is happening to them. Based on the bestselling novel The Children Are Gone by Arthur Cavanaugh.

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Technical Info

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Color