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The Tender Trap (1955) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Charles Walters and produced by Lawrence Weingarten.

Academy Awards 1955 --- Ceremony Number 28 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - SongMusic by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Sammy CahnNominated

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The Tender Trap (Charles Walters, 1955)

By Judy on Jan 5, 2014 From Movie Classics

I was given the Frank Sinatra: The Golden Years DVD box set for Christmas, so I’m looking forward to watching all the films in the collection. The UK/region 2 set contains four films, rather than five as in the US/region 1 set, with the missing title sadly being the most famous one - The Man w... Read full article

Watching “Dated” Movies… The Tender Trap (1955)

By Emily on Aug 26, 2013 From The Vintage Cameo

It’s funny how, no matter what year a movie actually came out, it can only take a few lines to cement its place as a timeless classic–or damn it as a dated time capsule. Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with a movie being “dated,” but it can be yet another bar... Read full article

Second looks: The Tender Trap (1955)

By Lindsey on Jul 24, 2013 From The Motion Pictures

(Image: c1n3) Charlie is a Broadway agent who’s a bit of a womanizer, courting a handful of girls (a modest estimate) all at once. Charlie’s best friend Joe from back home comes to visit Charlie in New York while taking a “break” from his marriage. Each man seems to have what... Read full article

Feature: Caught in the ‘Tender Trap’

By RBuccicone on Jan 22, 2013 From MacGuffin Movies

TCM will be playing one of my favorite Sinatra movies this weekend, The Tender Trap. The story is a cute comedy about perpetual bachelor Sinatra and the young?woman who ensnares him for domestic life –Debbie Reynolds. The song “The Tender Trap” refers to “love” being th... Read full article

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Sylvia Crewes: Joe, do you have any idea what's available to a woman of 33? Married men. Drunks. Pretty boys looking for someone to support them. Lunatics looking for their fifth divorce! It's quite a list, isn't it?

Joe McCall: Go ahead, punch me in the nose!...
Charlie Reader: Why should I? You'd punch back!

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Facts about

The original Broadway production of "The Tender Trap" by Max Shulman and Robert Paul Smith opened at the Longacre Theater on October 13, 1954 and ran for 102 performances. The original cast included Robert Preston and Kim Hunter.
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