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Dick Powell plays a returning World War II veteran who at first blush would seem to have everything going his way - a good marriage with a beautiful and loving wife in Jane Wyatt and a healthy, energetic young son in Jimmy Hunt, along with the lovely homeand a position as a Los Angeles insurance executive. Powell exhibits the restlessness that many returning servicemen experienced following the global military conflict. His penchant for excitement leads him into an extra-marital affair with sexy blonde model Lizabeth Scott.What propels Pitfall into the ranks of a chilling film noir drama is the appearance of a ruthless sociopath willing to destroy all in his path to secure his objective, which in this case is possessing Liz Scott, body and soul.Corrupt private detective Raymond Burr overlooks the unyielding rebuff of Scott, who detests him. Burr convinces himself that eventually her feelings will change.The element thrusting Powell into the combustible picture is Burr's selfish realization that Scott holds true feelings for the decent but fallible insurance executive. He believes that to have Scott all to himself he needs to destroy both Powell and her boyfriend (Byron Barr), who is about to be released from jail. If he can successfullyplay one man against the other, they will be removed from the picture, leaving him to take up romantically with Scott.Pitfall came along when post-World War II film noir was generating cash and artistic dividends. The French artistic wave led by the like of Albert Camus and Jean Paul Sartre recognized the significance of voices interpreting a world comprised of creative voices interpreting life in Cold War society, the first to live in the new nuclear age. Mental toughness was needed and film noir
Title: Pitfall
Genre: Suspense-Film Noir
Starring: Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt, Raymond Burr, Byron [S.] Barr, Jimmy Hunt, Selmer Jackson
Directors: Andre DeToth, André De Toth
Studio: Film Chest Company
Release Date: 11/20/2012
Original Year: 1948
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 874757048390
Item #: 469624X

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