#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – To make Sidney’s slump all the more painful, Clifford Anderson, a student of one of Sidney’s writing seminars, has recently sent his mentor a copy of his first attempt at playwrighting for Sidney’s review and advice. The play, “Deathtrap,” is a five character, two act thriller so perfect in its construction that, as Sidney says, “A gifted director couldn’t even hurt it.” Using his penchant for plot, and out of his desperate desire to once again be the toast of Broadway, Sidney, along with Myra, cook up an almost unthinkable scheme: They’ll lure the would-be playwright to the Bruhl home, kill him, and market the sure-fire script as Sidney’s own. But shortly after Clifford arrives, it’s clear that things are not what they seem! Indeed, even Helga Ten Dorp, a nosey psychic from next door, and Porter Milgram, Sidney’s observant attorney, can only speculate where the line between truth and deception lies.
Plot: A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student’s script.
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The comparison to Sleuth, the earlier stage-play-turned-film, is obvious and upon my first viewing I too thought Sleuth was better, but Deathtrap has, at least for me, many more repeat viewings in it than Sleuth.
I purchased Deathrap in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart, figuring that it had Caine and the underrated Reeve and was worth the 6 bucks. It was one of the finest DVD purchases I could’ve picked up.
It’s one of those best-kept-secrets that movie buffs always are always delighted to discover. And it’s totally worth repeat viewings.
Though Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine turned in bravado performances in Sleuth, I was doubly impressed with Christopher Reeve as Clifford Anderson. Reeve, rightfully associated with his now legendary portrayal of Superman, stole the show in what should’ve been an Oscar worthy performance. I’ve always felt Reeve was a type-cast actor who didn’t get much of a chance to shine outside of the Superman films and a few other flawed but entertaining films like Somewhere in Time, but this film shows that his potential was truly tapped and put to use, thank goodness.
I absolutely relished Michael Caine’s performance. He was glib, deliciously manipulative and sadistic. And watching him work with Reeve and Dyan Cannon was an absolute pleasure. In fact, it was thanks to this movie that I got into a “Michael Caine phase” and started renting as much of his stuff as humanly possible.
As for Deathtrap, there’s enough juicy dialogue in here to fill up its “memorable quotes” section. (Unfortunately, much of the dialogue would inherently spoil the immensely entertaining plot).
It’s really, really hard to talk about the movie without spoiling important plot points that are infinitely more fun to discover on your own. Needless to say, it’s a must-see. But for me, it was the greatest and most rewarding blind purchase of all time.
Repeat viewings are a must.
And it deserves to sit alongside Sleuth on your DVD shelf.
I’ll leave you with this beautifully written quote from the film: “I wonder if it wouldn’t be…well…just a trifle starry-eyed of me to enter into such a risky and exciting collaboration…where I could count on no sense of moral obligation…whatsoever.”
Plot twists create an enjoyable movie
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Deathtrap was written by Ira Levin (Sliver, The Stepford Wives, Rosemary’s Baby). It’s a stage play, adapted for the screen. 95% of the movie takes place in the gorgeous home of playwright Sidney Bruhl (Michael Caine). He’s the author of a fabulously successful Broadway play, but his last 4 efforts have flopped – horribly.
An aspiring playwright, Clifford Anderson (Christopher Reeve), who attended a play-writing workshop given by Sydney, has sent him a copy of the play he has written. Sydney tells his wife, Myra (Dyan Cannon) the play is fabulous – a sure-fire hit. But is it good enough to die for? Time will tell.
Clever dialog and numerous twists and turns in the plot keep this movie entertaining from beginning to end. The whole cast seems to have a good time. It’s reminiscent of another fun Michael Caine mystery: Sleuth. Worth watching.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Director Sidney Lumet
Writer Ira Levin (based on the stage play by), Jay Presson Allen (screenplay by)
Actors Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon, Irene Worth
Awards 6 nominations.
Production Company Warner Bros.
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Cameras and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm