The Rabbit Trap (1959)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Rabbit Trap was part of a cycle of 1950s films based on TV dramas; in this instance, the film was adapted from a teleplay by J.P. MILLER. Ernest Borgnine plays a workaholic husband and father whose demanding job (the "rabbit trap" of the title) affords him little time for his wife (Bethel Leslie) and son (Kevin "Moochie" Corcoran). At long last, Borgnine earns a vacation, but his boss calls him back for an important assignment. Weighing his priorities, Borgnine chooses his family over his job. You could do that back in 1959. Appropriately, Rabbit Trap has an "all TV" cast, include Borgnine, Leslie, Jeanette Nolan and a young but already scrappy Don Rickles.





boss [employer], family, son, vacation, work [occupation], workaholic