Pitfall (1948)

A man can be as strong as steel...but somewhere there's a woman who'll break him!

  • Genre: Drama, Crime
  • Release Date: 1948-08-11
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 66 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 26min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Regal Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: André de Toth
star 6.9/10
From 66 Ratings


An insurance man wishing for a more exciting life becomes wrapped up in the affairs of an imprisoned embezzler, his model girlfriend, and a violent private investigator.

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  • Dick Powell

    as John Forbes
  • Lizabeth Scott

    as Mona Stevens
  • Jane Wyatt

    as Sue Forbes
  • Raymond Burr

    as MacDonald
  • John Litel

    as District Attorney
  • Byron Barr

    as Bill Smiley
  • Jimmy Hunt

    as Tommy Forbes
  • Ann Doran

    as Maggie
  • Selmer Jackson

    as Ed Brawley
  • Margaret Wells

    as Terry
  • Dick Wessel

    as Desk Sergeant
  • Eddie Borden

    as Prison Visitor
  • Helen Dickson

    as Fashion Show Attendee
  • Ben Erway

    as Doctor
  • Don Haggerty

    as District Attorney's Man
  • Sam Harris

    as Man in Diner
  • Thomas Martin

    as Bartender
  • David McMahon

    as Police Lieutenant
  • Charles Sherlock

    as Elevator Passenger
  • Cap Somers

    as Prisoner
Art Robert Priestley Set Decoration
Art Arthur Lonergan Art Direction
Camera Harry J. Wild Director of Photography
Editing Walter Thompson Editor
Writing William Bowers Screenplay
Writing André de Toth Screenplay
Directing André de Toth Director
Writing Jay Dratler Novel
Sound Louis Forbes Original Music Composer
Sound Louis Forbes Music Director
Writing Karl Kamb Screenplay
Production Samuel Bischoff Producer
Sound Frank Webster Sound
Directing Richard Dixon Assistant Director
Directing Joseph Depew Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Elois Jenssen Costume Design
Camera Charles Straumer Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Hedy Mjorud Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Kiva Hoffman Makeup Artist
Production Ben Hersh Production Supervisor
Camera Frank Tanner Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Robert Cowan Makeup Artist
Camera Frank Williams Grip
Directing Cora Palmatier Script Supervisor