Ira Levin (play), Jay Presson Allen (screenplay) Michael Caine in Deathtrap ( ) Michael Caine and Dyan Cannon in Deathtrap () Christopher Reeve . : Deathtrap: A Thriller in Two Acts (): Ira Levin, Ira Levin: Books. THE STORY: Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to.

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A psychiatrist attempts to uncover a troubled stable boy’s disturbing obsession with horses. And though I’ve not seen the movie adapted from this, I couldn’t help seeing Michael Caine and Christopher Reeves as the two playwrights.

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Big fan of Ira Levin’s novel, but decided to read his most well-known play. So glad to reread it decades later. Seymour Starger Tony DiBenedetto Shame really – very rarely do I watch a film and am left feeling disappointed at the end. To make Sidney’s slump all the more painful, Clifford Anderson, a student of one of Sidney’s writing seminars, has recently sent his mentor a copy of his first attempt at playwrighting for Sidney’s review and advice.


Deathtrap by Ira Levin

Sidney’s plan, which he devises with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Books by Ira Levin. It’s easy to see lein Deathtrap is the longest running thriller in Broadway history. It’s all about opinion.

However, he soon discovers that he’s in over his head, and nobody can be trusted. Trivia After Deathhtrap in Timethis was the second film in which Christopher Reeve played a playwright. Alternate Versions CBS added 4 minutes to this film for its network television premiere. View all 6 comments.

Full Cast and Crew. A hugely popular stage and screen success, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skilful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients – gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter.

Joel Siegel Jenny Lumet Mar 22, Christian rated it really liked it. Satanically, openly detahtrap, like sleight-of-hand performed right in front of you.

The plot features a play within a play. A TV producer who is the mistress of her boss, tries to have him make their relationship more permanent, and begins a relationship with a younger man.

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Quite honestly, they can’t dispose of her fast enough. This was an entertaining play with a good amount of suspense! Preview — Deathtrap by Ira Levin. Learn more More Like This. Not a word wasted. University of Michigan Press.


Tony Winners Manuscripts Special Collections. Also, Ira has a great sense of humor and likes to fake the audience into a feeling that everything’s going to be OK, but of course, he’s just setting us up.

First Broadway program Iar a lot of fun and I highly recommend it for fans of either the theatre or the thrillers of Ira Levin. Sidney starts to telephone the police, but Clifford rises up behind him, and pulls the arrow from his own body, and stabs Sidney.

Return to Book Page. At the old Biltmore Theater in January I like thrillers, Michael Caine’s deathtral good actor, Sidney Lumet’s a good director and Ira Levin’s work is generally good.