Mantrap (1926 film)

Mantrap is a 1926 American silent comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Sinclair Lewis. Mantrap stars Clara Bow, Percy Marmont, Ernest Torrence, Ford Sterling, Eugene Pallette, was directed by Victor Fleming. Ralph Prescott is a New York divorce lawyer tired of his clientele. Woodbury, who runs a ladies hosiery business across the hall, suggests that they get away from the city and camp in Mantrap, Canada. Bachelor Joe Easter runs a dry-goods store in Mantrap. Joe, wanting female company, goes to Minneapolis. In a barbershop there, backwoods Joe meets flirtatious manicurist Alverna, who agrees to meet Joe for dinner. Prescott and Woodbury fight. Joe separates them by taking Prescott back to Mantrap—where Prescott meets Alverna, now married to Joe and bored with backwoods life. Alverna throws a party and flirts with Prescott, who's attracted to her but honorable enough to leave the next day. Alverna waits for Prescott's outbound canoe, stops him, tells him that she's leaving with him.

Alverna insults their Native American guide, who takes the canoe, leaving Prescott and Alverna on their own in the woods. They flag down a passing float plane. Alverna flirts with the pilot; the pilot leaves them some food. Joe tracks them and, after a few days, catches them. Prescott tells Joe. Alverna, shut out by the men who are planning her future, leaves them both. Prescott returns to his law practice, refreshed by his time in the woods. Joe, lonely in his Mantrap store, defends Alverna to his prudish neighbors—and Alverna returns to Joe, but keeps flirting. Clara Bow as Alverna Ernest Torrence as Joe Easter Ford Sterling as Character Percy Marmont as Ralph Prescott Eugene Pallette as E. Wesson Woodbury Tom Kennedy as Curly Evans Josephine Crowell as Mrs. McGavity William Orlamond as Mr. McGavity Charles Stevens as Lawrence Jackfish Miss DuPont as Mrs. Barker Charlotte Bird as Stenographer Ed Brady as Trapper Lon Poff as Minister Rolfe Sedan as Barber Lewis himself was not a fan of the 1926 adaptation.

In the introduction to their 1985 edition of Claude Lewis' journal of their Saskatchewan trip, John J. Koblas and Dave Page recount that while Sinclair Lewis was writing Elmer Gantry, he and his brother and Claude's wife went to the small theatre in Pequot Lake, where Sinclair was writing; the only film playing was Mantrap. The editors continue: "Following the movie, the manager of the theatre, who had during the course of the film recognized Red Lewis in the audience, proudly announced that the author of Mantrap was present and requested that he come on stage and address the moviegoers. Lewis was quick to comply, he shocked both the manager and the audience by stating he was glad he had read the book, for he would not have recognized it from the movie." Flores de otro mundo, a 1999 Spanish film featuring a Cuban girl marrying a Spanish farmer. Mantrap on IMDb Synopsis at AllMovie UCLA Film & Television Archive Mantrap at Clara Bow Still at

Austin Outlaws

The Austin Outlaws are a women's football team in the Women's Football Alliance. They are based in Texas. Home games are played at Chaparral Stadium on the campus of Westlake High School. Founded in 2001 as a charter member of the Independent Women's Football League, the Outlaws finished 5-1, good enough for the first IWFL championship; the following year of 2002, the Outlaws made the IWFL playoffs. After defeating the Corvallis Pride in the qualifier, the Outlaws fell 24-4 to the New York Sharks in the championship game. In 2003 the Outlaws moved to the National Women's Football Association, where they would spend their next six seasons; that inaugural season was only as an exhibition team, the Outlaws finished with a 1-1 record. For 2004, the Outlaws became a full-time member of the NWFA. Despite finishing with a 5-3 record, the Outlaws missed the playoffs. In 2005, the Outlaws again missed the playoffs, finishing at 4-4 and ninth place in the Southern Division. 2006 was the year the Outlaws returned to the postseason, finishing at 6-2 and second place in the South West Division.

However, their playoff exit was quick. 2007 showed the Outlaws with another second-place finish in the Southern Conference West Division at 5-3. That was again not good enough for the postseason. In 2008, again the Outlaws finished 5-3, again missed the postseason. After the season, the Outlaws announced their move to the Women's Football Alliance; the 2009 season brought a division championship back home to Austin. With a record of 7-1, the Outlaws traveled to Jacksonville to play against the Dixie Blues. Though the Outlaws were defeated, they remain proud that they beat the tough Lone Star Mustangs twice in order to earn that title. ** = Won by forfeit Official site

Screwed: The Truth About Life as a Prison Officer

Screwed: The Truth About Life as a Prison Officer is a non-fiction book written by former prison officer Ronnie Thompson. The book was first published by Headline Review on 24 January 2008 in hardback. Screwed is Thompson's account of his time serving seven years in some of the UK's toughest jails; the action is set around "HMP Romwell", a fictional prison. Thompson created HMP Romwell to protect the identities of the establishments he worked in and the colleagues he worked with. Throughout the book, the author describes his day-to-day duties, it is a "warts and all" memoir. He describes; the book led to controversy. The book was praised by serving officers, serving prisoners, magistrates. Debate resulted from the avoided social issues Thompson deals with. Furthermore, the book's brutality and obscene vocabulary led to criticism, but Thompson insists that this is a reflection of how prison life is and how he lived; the novel deals with themes such as the abuse of inmates by other inmates and by prison officers.

It highlights the ways in which Thompson copes with interacting with inmates who have committed crimes involving children. He describes how he strives to endure life as a prison officer by maintaining a tough exterior, bending the occasional rule and by being approachable, his life as a prison officer leads to strains in his marriage and has a profound effect upon his relationship with his son. "Screwed by Ronnie Thompson", The Times