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High Treason (1951)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  20 May 1952 (USA)
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Communist saboteurs plot peace-time attack on Britain.

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Cmdr. Robert Brennan
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Anthony Bushell ...
Maj. Elliott
Kenneth Griffith ...
Jimmy Ellis
Patric Doonan ...
George Ellis
Joan Hickson ...
Anthony Nicholls ...
Grant Mansfield
Mary Morris ...
Anna Braun
Geoffrey Keen ...
Morgan Williams
Stuart Lindsell ...
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Mrs. Bowers
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
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Reginald Gordon-Wells
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Communist saboteurs plot peace-time attack on Britain.

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Scotland Yard vs. Commie saboteurs
27 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An otherwise workmanlike British thriller with familiar overtones of anti-Communist paranoia is salvaged by a lively script that underplays the bellicose propagandizing of other, similar witch-hunts. The emphasis instead is on action and character and some colorful local dialogue, as a network of saboteurs infiltrates the highest (and lowest) levels of democracy with nefarious plots to undermine England's power structure. The enemy agents are never precisely identified (it's clear who they are long before the authorities catch them 'Red' handed), and of course they're no match for the stiff upper lips of Scotland Yard, although it takes an extended gun battle at the Battersea power station to prove it. The film was less flattering and thus less popular than its predecessor, 'Seven Days to Noon', but seen today it remains an enjoyable, well-crafted relic from the warmer days of the Cold War.


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