Director: Richard Fleicher
Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Barbara Payton, John Hoyt
Trapped starts like a documentary, or more like a propaganda piece for the US Treasury Department. It talks about how difficult it is to print the nations money and how it's our responsibility to be able to identify a counterfeit note. It also shows the US Treasury in Washington DC, with money being designed, processed and printed.
Trapped stars Lloyd Bridges as Tris Stewart the counterfeiting bad guy. The feds let him out of jail to help locate counterfeit plates, but he double-crosses the cops or did the cops double-cross him? Tris naturally has a love interest Meg Dixon, played by the beautiful Barbara Payton, and Tris does not like any creeps messing with her. Barbara Payton made some bad decisions in her life which led to a short sad life, she died in 1967 at the age of 39. In 1963 she wrote a tell-all book about her life titled "I Am Not Ashamed". Also of note in this film is John Hoyt as the undercover Treasury agent. Hoyt was one of a long list of actors and crew who worked on the film The Conqueror (1956) that died from cancer some years later. Hoyt could be seen in many TV series from the 1950's through the 80's. Trapped has some great location scenes and the film moves at a fast pace. Good film noir entertainment from 1949.★★★
Lloyd Bridges & Barbara Payton