Ira Levin (play), Jay Presson Allen (screenplay) Michael Caine in Deathtrap ( ) Michael Caine and Dyan Cannon in Deathtrap () Christopher Reeve . : Deathtrap: A Thriller in Two Acts (): Ira Levin, Ira Levin: Books. THE STORY: Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to.

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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.

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They’ll lure the would-be playwright to the Jra 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. Written by Craig C. Shame really – very rarely do I watch a film and am left feeling disappointed at the end. I’ve seen quite a few of Ira Levin’s adaptations – ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘The Stepford Wives’ – and liked both them, but this just didn’t appeal to me.

When I read detahtrap plot outline – an award winning playwright Michael Caine decides to murder one of his former pupils Christopher Reeve deathttap steel his gy for his own success – I was excited.

I like thrillers, Michael Caine’s a good actor, Sidney Lumet’s a good director and Ira Levin’s work is generally good. So many its kind of hard to explain the film’s plot line in detail, without giving it away.

I enjoyed the first Though I have to give Lumet credit for the very amusing ending which did make me laugh out loud. Though Worth’s obvious fake Russian accent got on my nerves slightly nothing personal Irene, I think any actor’s fake accent vy irritate me.

Not sure if Cannon’s character was meant to be annoyingly funny but Dyan managed to annoy and amuse – at the same time. Anyone reading this – I don’t want you to be put-off watching this because of my views – give it a chance, you may like it, you may not. It’s all about opinion. Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video. Start your free trial. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!


Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. A Broadway desthtrap puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student’s script. Ira Levin playJay Presson Allen screenplay.

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Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Sidney Bruhl Christopher Reeve Clifford Anderson Dyan Cannon Myra Bruhl Irene Worth Helga ten Dorp Henry Jones Porter Milgrim Joe Silver Seymour Starger Tony DiBenedetto Burt – the Bartender Al LeBreton Handsome Actor Francis B. Irw Minister as Rev. Stewart Klein Jeffrey Lyons Jeffrey Lyons Joel Siegel Joel Siegel Jenny Lumet Stage Newsboy Jayne Heller Stage Actress George Peck Edit Storyline To make Sidney’s slump all the more painful, Clifford Anderson, a student of one oevin Sidney’s writing seminars, has recently sent his mentor a copy of his first attempt at playwrighting for Sidney’s review and advice.

A wickedly amusing who’ll do it. Edit Did You Know? Trivia After Somewhere in Timethis was the second film in which Christopher Reeve played a playwright. Goofs When Sidney has the Deathtrap script and threatens to throw it into the hy, the fire isn’t lit.

Quotes [ first lines ] [ the actor on stage delivers an unintelligible line ] First Audience Member: It’s the worst play I’ve ever seen.

I can’t believe Sidney Bruhl wrote it. Crazy Credits Murderous weapons by Eoin Sprott. Alternate Versions CBS added 4 minutes to this film for its network television premiere.

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