Woman Trap (1929 film)

Woman Trap is a 1929 American drama film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Evelyn Brent.[1] The film is focused in a four cornered love between captain Hal Skelly (Clarence Wilson), Kitty Evans (Evelyn Brent) and his good for nothing brother Ray Malone (Chester Morris). It was adapted from the play, "Brothers," by Edwin J. Burke.

Woman Trap
Film poster
Directed byWilliam A. Wellman
Written byEdwin J. Burke (play)
Bartlett Cormack
Louise Long
StarringEvelyn Brent
Music byKarl Hajos
CinematographyHenry W. Gerrard
Edited byAlyson Shaffer
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • September 28, 1929 (1929-09-28)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States


Dan, a tough police captain, and Ray, a hardened criminal, are estranged brothers. When Ray faces capture, Kitty, the sister of Ray's ex-partner (whom Dan helped to convict), offers to help him escape because she sees an opportunity for revenge against Dan. She notifies the police and Dan of Ray's whereabouts, regretting her actions too late to prevent their capture. To avert arrest by his brother, Ray commits suicide. Kitty consoles Dan in his grief, and they come to an understanding over Ray's body.



  1. "Woman Trap". NY Times. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
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