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The Trap


After his mine is stolen a miner becomes obseessed with plotting revenge against the man who stole his mine.

The Trap is a 1922 in film American silent film starring Lon Chaney, Sr., directed by Robert Thornby, and released by Universal Pictures. The movie was released in the United Kingdom under the title Heart of a Wolf.
The film stars Chaney as the leading character, Alan Hale, Sr. as his rival, and Irene Rich as the female lead. Chaney had also appeared in an unrelated film The Trap (1913 film) in 1913.

Plot summary

The film features an angry miner who sets out for revenge on a man who stole his mine.


  • Lon Chaney, Sr. as Gaspard the Good
  • Alan Hale, Sr. as Benson
  • Dagmar Godowsky as Thalie
  • Stanley Goethals as The Boy
  • Irene Rich as The Teacher
  • Spottiswoode Aitken as The Factor
  • Herbert Standing as The Priest
  • Frank Campeau as The Police Sergeant


It was filmed in Yosemite National Park in California.

Survival status

Several prints of the film exist and it is available on DVD.

Category:1922 films
Category:American films
Category:American silent feature films
Category:1920s drama films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Films directed by Robert Thornby
Category:1920s Western (genre) films

Robert Thornby

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