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Betrayed (1954)

Approved  |   |  Drama, History, Romance  |  7 September 1954 (USA)
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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
O.E. Hasse ...
Col. Helmuth Dietrich
Gen. Charles Larraby (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Ian Carmichael ...
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 ...
Anton Diffring ...
Capt. Von Stanger


Carla Van Oven becomes an allied spy for the British intelligence in The Netherlands during WW2, although she is suspected of having cooperated with the Nazis in the past. Colonel Pieter Deventer of Dutch Intelligence agrees that she may train to join a team in the resistance movement, lead 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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M-G-M filmed the mystery of the year in Holland! 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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Did You Know?


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 »


When Victor Mature's stuntman climbs up onto the balcony of German headquarters, the knot on his trademark scarf is pointed to the left, but in the subsequent closeup of Mature himself the scarf's knot is pointed to the right. 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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Johnny Come Home
Music by Walter Goehr
Lyrics by Ronald Millar
Performed by Lana Turner
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Absolutely smashingly great WW II movie!
13 August 2011 | by (Jacksonville, FL) – See all my reviews

The flick starts with some of the best action ever. It continues with plenty of action as well as an incidental romance. Shot on location in Holland with a terrific cast, this flick is as good as they get! It has a fascinating plot as well.

It's basically a mystery set against the back drop of war. It's a case of who's the traitor? Ultimately, as with all good mysteries, the culprit is revealed. The discovery of the traitor and the traitor's motivation are revealed and make sense to the viewer.

Any flick with Clark gable is going to be good. Pair him up with Lana Turner as well as Victor Mature and you know it's got to be good just from the casting alone.

The only mystery to me is how anyone could give a vote of less than ten.

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