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Pitfall (1948) was a Film Noir - Black-and-white Film directed by Andre De Toth and produced by Samuel Bischoff.

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YouTube Noir — Noirvember Day 19: Pitfall (1948)

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 19, 2020 From Shadows and Satin

Today?s pick is my third Lizabeth Scott starrer of the month: Pitfall (1948). Do I need to even bother saying that it?s a favorite? The film boasts a stellar cast that, in addition to Scott, includes Dick Powell, Jane Wyatt, and Raymond Burr; brisk direction by Andre De Toth; and an engaging story t... Read full article

Pitfall (1962)

By Beatrice on Jul 21, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Pitfall (Otoshiana)? Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara Written by Kobo Abe 1962/Japan Teshigahara Productions/Toho Company First viewing/Netflix rental There’s some effective filmmaking here but I failed to get the point if there was one. A miner and his young son are wandering around looki... Read full article

Pitfall (1948)

on Feb 17, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

There’s a formula to film noirs, and while not strictly enforced there are particular elements one looks for – the morally ambiguous hero, interplay between light and shadow, an evil femme fatale. It is both this adherence to and divergence from convention that makes director Andre de To... Read full article

PITFALL ( 1948 )

By Theresa Brown on Oct 23, 2016 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

Husband ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Wife ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? Mistress? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Creep “PITFALL“ is taut tense quiet drama and I like how?it?plays out. You think it’s going to go one way and director?Andr? De Toth?takes you in a different direction. ?For?Dick Powell who plays?Jo... Read full article

The Great Villain Blogathon: Raymond Burr in "Pitfall" (1948)

By Caftan Woman on Apr 13, 2015 From Caftan Woman

The Great Villain Blogathon of 2015 runs from April 13th to 17th. It is hosted by the terrific trio of Kristina of Speakeasy, Karen of Shadows and Satin and Ruth of Silver Screenings. It is a do-not-miss internet event. What motivates our great villains? Greed? The lust for power? Love? Hate... Read full article

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 8, 1948 with Dick Powell, Jane Wyatt and Lizabeth Scott reprising their film roles.
"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 17, 1949 with Dick Powell, Jane Wyatt and Raymond Burr reprising their film roles.
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Also directed by André De Toth

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Also produced by Samuel Bischoff

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Also released in 1948

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