Mantrap 1953 film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byTerence Fisher
Written byTerence Fisher
Paul Tabori
Based onthe novel "Queen in Danger" by Trevor Dudley-Smith
Produced byMichael Carreras
Alexander Paal
StarringPaul Henreid
Lois Maxwell
Kieron Moore
Hugh Sinclair
Kay Kendall
CinematographyReginald H. Wyer
Edited byJames Needs
Music byDoreen Carwithen
Distributed byUnited Artists (USA)
Exclusive Films (UK)
Release date
  • 10 March 1953 (1953-03-10) (UK)
Running time
73 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom

Mantrap, released in the United States as Man in Hiding, is a 1953 whodunit directed by Terence Fisher, starring Paul Henreid.[1][2]


The film was based on the 1952 novel Queen in Danger by Elleston Trevor. It was made by Hammer Films and shot at the Bray Studios and on location in London, mostly near St Paul's Cathedral.

Paul Henreid had previously made Stolen Face for the Lipperts and did it for the same low salary and percentage of the profits.[3]



  1. ^ "Mantrap (1953)". 17 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Mantrap (1953)".
  3. ^ Henreid, Paul; Fast, Julius (1984). Ladies man : an autobiography. St. Martin's Press. p. 200.