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Mantrap (1926)

A sexy young manicurist living with her older backwoodsman husband in a small Canadian town finds herself attracted to a young, rich and famous divorce lawyer who comes to town on vacation.

Director:

Victor Fleming

Writers:

Sinclair Lewis (from the 'Collier's Weekly' serial and the novel by), Adelaide Heilbron (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ernest Torrence ... Joe Easter
Clara Bow ... Alverna
Percy Marmont ... Ralph Prescott
Eugene Pallette ... E. Wesson Woodbury
Tom Kennedy ... Curly Evans
Josephine Crowell ... Mrs. McGavity
William Orlamond ... Mr. McGavity
Charles Stevens ... Lawrence Jackfish
Miss DuPont ... Mrs. Barker
Charlotte Bird Charlotte Bird ... Stenographer
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A sexy young manicurist living with her older backwoodsman husband in a small Canadian town finds herself attracted to a young, rich and famous divorce lawyer who comes to town on vacation.

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SINCLAIR LEWIS' Latest and Greatest Novel See more »

Genres:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Provocadora See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first time Victor Fleming directed Clara Bow, and apparently the experience was a pleasant one--he began a long-term personal relationship with her. See more »

Goofs

In the montage of Joe's trip from Mantrap in Canada to Minneapolis, palm trees can be seen behind some of the houses. See more »

Quotes

Joe Easter: Well, that sort of upsets my plans. I'd figured on sendin' her to my aunt in Minneapolis...
Alverna: Minneapple sauce!
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Connections

Featured in Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl (1999) See more »

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Radiant, sexy Clara Bow.
4 August 1999 | by David-240See all my reviews

What a delightful film - at its best when its comedy, a little weaker in the dramatic bits. Clara Bow is amazing - funny, sexy, completely liberated - she is a free spirit, having sex with whoever she wants to. Her two choices are a little dull though - country bumpkin Ernst Torrence or city lawyer Percy Marmont - both a little old for her, but hell, Hollywood has always put beautiful young women with stodgy older men (studio executive fantasy perhaps?).

It's a well directed film - Victor Fleming went on to direct "Gone with the Wind" and "The Wizard of Oz", and photographed mostly on location by James Wong Howe - so it looks great. But it's Clara that holds it all together - and what an ending! Incidentally she isn't the mantrap - it's the name of the town in Canada where most of the action takes place.


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