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
When Lana Turner did not turn up on the appointed date for wardrobe fittings in London because she was honeymooning with Lex Barker, the studio contemplated replacing her with either Ava Gardner or Jennifer Jones. However, a mix-up in the dates was the problem, and Turner did do the picture. 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 »
As a huge Gable fan Betrayed is by no means the King's greatest movie. However, as with all of his films, it is certainly not bad and I was interested in the characters and the development of the plot right up until the end. Acting-wise, the three stars, Gable, Lana Turner and Victor Mature do a fine job with Turner looking almost unrecognisable from earlier roles.
If you're a Turner or Gable fan I'm sure you would enjoy this movie but the film has enough drama, tension and intrigue to keep you interested anyway!
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