Cinema: Mortality Plays

The Money Trap would be a pretty good suspense melodrama if it could only learn when to keep its trap shut. Until the dialogue gets in his way, Hero Glenn Ford is quite persuasive as a gruff $9,200-a-year detective, blessed with "a beautiful home, the wife I want, a swimming pool, three cars and two servants." The fringe benefits have been provided by his rich missus, miscast Elke Sommer, who was obviously born to play a bauble-headed blonde who marries a man to enjoy his money instead of bringing her own. Elke makes a...

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