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
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 »
[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.
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!
Great talker, this brother of mine - he always was!
I thought maybe you'd come back to do a job of work for a change.
Work, Chris? What is that?
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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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