A Dutch intelligence officer recruits an allied woman to act as liaison with dashing Resistance leader 'The Scarf' for a British attack on Arnhem.


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Complete credited cast:
Col. Pieter Deventer
Carla Van Oven
'The Scarf'
Gen. Ten Eyck
Col. Helmuth Dietrich
Gen. Charles Larraby (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Capt. Jackie Lawson
Niall MacGinnis ...
Nora Swinburne ...
The Scarf's Mother
Roland Culver ...
Gen. Warsleigh
Leslie Weston ...
Christopher Rhodes ...
Lily Kann ...
Jan's Grandmother (as Lilly Kann)
Brian Smith ...
Capt. Von Stanger


Carla Van Oven becomes an allied spy for the British intelligence in The Netherlands during World War 2, although she is suspected of having cooperated with the Germans in the past. Colonel Pieter Deventer of Dutch intelligence agrees that she may train to join a team in the resistance movement, led by resistance leader The Scarf. The team starts to suffer heavy losses after she has joined them. Is she a traitor? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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The Secret Three meet...one is the betrayer and two the betrayed! See more »


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Release Date:

7 September 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The True and the Brave  »

Box Office


$1,674,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Perspecta Sound encoding) (Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Louis Calhern's scenes were shot in Hollywood and added to the film after the main work on the film had been done in England. The British actors in the film had had no idea he was going to be in the film, as his character was not included in the script they had worked from. See more »


In his opening narration, Gen. Ted Eyck (Louis Calhern) states that "This is spring, nineteen hundred and forty-three." A few moments later, however, Gen. Larraby rides up to his office and when a soldier says to him, "Lovely day, isn't it?" he replies, "Yes it is, and October too." (And a day or so later, the German radio announces it will execute Dutch hostages the next day, October 21.) See more »


'The Scarf': [to Carla as they arrive on the farm and get out of the truck] Home at last! Beautiful isn't it? And this is my charming brother Chris.
[to Chris]
'The Scarf': Hey, Chris, put the bucket down and say hello to something you've never seen in your entire stupid life - a lady! Well, say something, Chris!
[to Carla]
'The Scarf': Great talker, this brother of mine - he always was!
Chris: [Dryly] I thought maybe you'd come back to do a job of work for a change.
'The Scarf': [Sarcastically] Work, Chris? What is that?
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Gable-Turner WW II vehicle
17 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Betrayed" stars Clark Gable in his last film for MGM, after which his contract was not renewed. I love the way these studios managed to forget the very people who made them great and kept them solvent during some hard years, but there you go. Gable deserved better for his last film - though it is beautifully photographed in color on location and has a star cast, he doesn't really have much of a role.

With Gable is another star on unsure footing at MGM - Lana Turner, who by 1954 had committed the unforgivable sin of being over 30 and therefore on her way out as far as Dore Schary was concerned. Victor Mature and Louis Calhern round out the all-star cast. Turner, as the widowed Carla van Oven, is sent into Holland as a liaison between a resistance fighter, The Scarf (Mature) and the British. When it becomes apparent that someone is betraying the resistance, Deventer (Gable), who trained Carla and fell in love with her, begins to suspect she's spying for the Nazis.

The story gets a little confusing but all in all, it's fairly routine stuff, and all these actors have appeared in stronger vehicles. It is lovely to look at, however. And Turner, as a brunette, looks beautiful and, though it's wartime, has some glamor moments as well. Gable at 53 was probably a little past it for his role, but he has a commanding presence. Mature does a good job as the wild resistance fighter.

Clark Gable and Turner both gave MGM their best years. "Betrayed" turned out to be an apt title for both of them.

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