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 72 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 26min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Regal Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: André de Toth
star 6.8/10
From 72 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
Writing Jay Dratler Novel
Editing Walter Thompson Editor
Directing André de Toth Director
Production Samuel Bischoff Producer
Camera Harry J. Wild Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Elois Jenssen Costume Design
Writing Karl Kamb Screenplay
Art Arthur Lonergan Art Direction
Art Robert Priestley Set Decoration
Sound Louis Forbes Original Music Composer
Writing André de Toth Screenplay
Writing William Bowers Screenplay
Directing Cora Palmatier Script Supervisor
Camera Frank Tanner Still Photographer
Camera Frank Williams Grip
Costume & Make-Up Robert Cowan Makeup Artist
Camera Charles Straumer Camera Operator
Directing Richard Dixon Assistant Director
Production Ben Hersh Production Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Kiva Hoffman Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Hedy Mjorud Hairstylist
Directing Joseph Depew Assistant Director
Sound Louis Forbes Music Director
Sound Frank Webster Sound