New York Film Locations

 





Deathtrap (1982)

To make Sidney's (Michael Caine) slump all the more painful, Clifford Anderson (Christopher Reeve), 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. The play, "Deathtrap," is a five character, two act thriller so perfect in its construction that, as Sidney says, "A gifted director couldn't even hurt it." Using his penchant for plot, and out of his desperate desire to once again be the toast of Broadway, Sidney, along with Myra (Dyan Cannon), cook up an almost unthinkable scheme: They'll lure the would-be playwright to the Bruhl home, kill him, and market the sure-fire script as Sidney's own. But shortly after Clifford arrives, it's clear that things are not what they seem! Indeed, even Helga Ten Dorp, a nosey psychic from next door, and Porter Milgram, Sidney's observant attorney, can only speculate where the line between truth and deception lies.


Music Box Theatre, 239 West 45th Street (btw 7th and 8th Avenue) Manhattan.
   

Cafe Ziegfeld, West 45th Street (btw 7th and 8th Avenue) Manhattan.
  This location along with the Hotel Piccadilly was demolished in 1982 shortly after this film was made. It is now the site of the and the Marriott Marquis.  





 


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