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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?


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 »


The cargo/troop planes shown dropping British paratroopers on Arnhem in 1944 are either C-82 Packets or its descendant the C-119 Flying Boxcar, both of which became operational after WWII. 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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Bless 'Em All
( aka "The Long, and the Short, and the Tall") (uncredited)
Composed by 'Fred Godfrey' (1917)
Sung by British soldiers retreating out of Arnhem
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Good Movie - Gable's Last for MGM!
27 November 2003 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

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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