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The Trap
(1913) American
B&W : One reel
Directed by Edwin August

Cast: Murdock MacQuarrie, Pauline Bush, Cleo Madison, Lon Chaney

Powers Picture Plays production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. / Released 3 October 1913. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Universal production number 0157. [?] Blake-Films p. 4 and other sources list the release date as 3 October 1913; Blake-Films p. 4 also notes that the Universal Picture Code Book lists a release date of 26 October 1913 for this film. Website-Chaney cites a review of the film in the 14 October 1913 issue Moving Picture World, which states a release date of 3 October 1913.


Synopsis: [Moving Picture World, 14 October 1913, page 49] “THE TRAP” (Powers), October 3 — In this offering a jealous girl puts paint on her lover’s overcoat and becomes excited when she finds the traces of it on another girl’s waist. But it develops that her lover’s brother has worn the coat in the meantime. and she is pacified after an explanation. The story is not overly strong, though some of the scenes are attractive. // Additional synopsis available in Blake-Films p. 4.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Listing updated: 10 September 2014.

References: Blake-Films p. 4; Spehr-American p. 100; Weaver-Twenty p. 75 : Website-Chaney.

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