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Betrayed (1954)

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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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Cast

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Col. Pieter Deventer
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Carla Van Oven
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'The Scarf'
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Gen. Ten Eyck
O.E. Hasse ...
Col. Helmuth Dietrich
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Gen. Charles Larraby (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Ian Carmichael ...
Capt. Jackie Lawson
Niall MacGinnis ...
Blackie
Nora Swinburne ...
The Scarf's Mother
Roland Culver ...
Gen. Warsleigh
Leslie Weston ...
Pop
Christopher Rhodes ...
Chris
Lily Kann ...
Jan's Grandmother (as Lilly Kann)
Brian Smith ...
Jan
Anton Diffring ...
Capt. Von Stanger
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Storyline

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

Budget:

$1,674,000 (estimated)
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(Perspecta Sound encoding) (Western Electric Sound System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Although the movie proved to be a critical and commercial failure, Clark Gable was able to remain a Top 10 Box Office attraction for 1954 thanks to a successful re-release of Gone with the Wind (1939). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gen. Ten Eyck: To us, Colonel. Twin souls in a darkening world.
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Soundtracks

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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I watched this because I would watch any film with Clark Gable--though I gotta admit this wasn't one of his better ones
4 September 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Before I say anything else, I need to talk about the film score. While one reviewer pointed out how they liked it, I found that after what seemed like the 800th repetition of the same calliope music, I was ready to scream! I truly hated the music and it really didn't seem all that appropriate to the film--sounding more like circus or organ grinder's music than something for a WWII flick.

Now apart from all that, the film was a reasonably competent film and Gable, Turner and Mature all did fine. However, being a die-hard Clark Gable fan, I really wish he had more to do in the film. While Victor Mature got 3rd billing, he really seemed much more the star in the film and he definitely came off best of the three.

Apart from the acting, the film technically seemed only okay. Not bad, but certainly not good either. The biggest problem is that although the film was made on location in Holland (a big plus), the actors never sounded or acted Dutch in the least. Case in point, Lana Turner calling a young Dutch lad "Jan"--with a j-sound. It should have been pronounced "Yan"--and those responsible for the film should have noticed or cared. But, in the end it looked and sounded like hardly anyone connected with the film was Dutch--very strange indeed when it is a location shoot! As for the plot, it seemed to drag a little bit but was also pretty unusual and interesting--and it's because of that the film managed to score a 6.


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