This is a film I had desperately sought to own since last viewing it for the third time on broadcast television in 1975... and prior to that, had seen it twice in separate theaters. The movie stars Joseph Cotten as a bored banker with a quick get-rich scheme. Teresa Wright also co-stars as his unsuspecting wife in a tense-filled drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. Joseph Cotten, who also narrates, calculates his plan so convincingly has always been a favorite of mine in these types of roles. Remember him in: "Shadow Of A Doubt", "Walk Softly, Stranger", "The Money Trap", etc.? His feeling of abandonment in the French Quarters of New Orleans accompanied by the melancholy voice of the late singer, Helen Humes is an emotional heart-grabber. Longtime favorite, Dimitri Tiomkin's pulsating soundtrack also adds to the film's greatness. If you are a fan of the classic black and white film noir thriller, The Steel Trap belongs in your collection. 5 Stars all the way!