Titus Techera, who hosts a podcast for the American Cinema Foundation on which he and his guests discuss important films of the past and present, invited me back earlier this week for the latest in a series of conversations about film noir. In the latest episode, we discuss André DeToth’s Pitfall, starring Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, and Raymond Burr and originally released in 1948. Our hour-long chat is now available on line.
Here’s Titus’ summary of our conversation:
To listen to or download this episode, go here.
Titus and Terry Teachout discuss Pitfall, the fine 1948 noir starring Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt, & Raymond Burr as the heavy! It’s a story about post-war America, men dissatisfied with suburban happiness, and the dangers middle-class life is facing. You get the insurance business & people whose lives are tied up with fraud. You get two attitudes to danger, risk, and getting what you want.
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The theatrical trailer for Pitfall: