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High Treason (1951)

Communist saboteurs plot peace-time attack on Britain.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Liam Redmond ...
Cmdr. Robert Brennan
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Maj. Elliott
Kenneth Griffith ...
Jimmy Ellis
Patric Doonan ...
George Ellis
Joan Hickson ...
Mrs. Ellis
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Grant Mansfield
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Anna Braun
Geoffrey Keen ...
Morgan Williams
Stuart Lindsell ...
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Stringer
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Mrs. Bowers
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Percy Ward
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Reginald Gordon-Wells
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Julian Amyes
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Communist saboteurs plot peace-time attack on Britain.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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20 May 1952 (USA)  »

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Alta Traição  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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When Kenneth Griffith climbs into the attic and uses the wireless, his Morse code is accurate. He sends out an SOS and calls "all large power stations." See more »

Quotes

Cmdr. Robert Brennan: We have a saying in Ireland that he who sees the dawn catches the herring.
Supt. Folland: There's a saying in China that he who goes to bed early to save candle light begets twins.
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A Cracking Picture
27 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A really splendid Cold War thriller full of good London location shots showing scenes in the capital that have sadly gone forever.There are no star names,just first rate character players some of whom no British films are complete without. Special mention should be made of the Irish actor Liam Redmond who wonderfully underplays his role as the Commander with his dry wit and quizzical smile.To me, this is possibly his best film. It seems such a great shame that this film is seldom (if ever) shown on Britsh TV. I came across it in a second hand shop issued as part of a British Classics video collection. It's a great pity that this superb picture is not more well known.


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