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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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Cast

Complete credited 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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7 September 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The True and the Brave  »

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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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The air invasion of Arnhem as depicted took place during the Operation Market Garden, an attempt to put a quick end of the war by taking all the bridges across the Rhine. The operation was the brain child of British Field Marshall Montgomery and was a much bigger action than it appears in the film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Carla Van Oven: [to Deventer] You gave me a reason for living. Don't take it away now like a toy from a child!
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Tales from the Vienna Woods
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For World War II Espionage Films Fans Only
3 November 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

"Betrayed!" is just a bit above average World War II film in the espionage genre. Even though I can't help watching it every once in a while I'm not really sure where its attraction is for me. Perhaps it is that I like World War II espionage films and so I don't get too demanding with movies that deal with such matters.

Considering that in my opinion this product has an interesting story about courage, love and mainly treason, lots of action sequences, beautiful outdoor locations in Holland and two important stars in the male and female leading roles (Clark Gable and Lana Turner) I must agree with one reviewer here that thinks the flaw is in the direction work. Gottfied Reinhardt was a not very prolific and average director whose best work was probably the interesting "Town Without Pity" (1961). In "Betrayed!" he doesn't succeed with a movie that had chances of delivering more impact and strength; none of the main actors look too enthusiastic about their characters and it shows.

Gable doesn't add much to his brilliant career in his role as a Dutch intelligence officer though his impressive screen presence always helps him. Lana Turner looks beautiful as a brunette in spite of the just standard performance she delivers as an infiltrated spy for the allies. Victor Mature as a partisan chief ("Scarf") is the only one that shoes interest in what he is doing as usual, but he also overacts terribly as usual. Anton Diffring is also there in one of his nasty Nazi officer roles he played so well.

My feeling about "Betrayed!" is that a better film could have been made with a more strong and imaginative directors, but as it came out this picture is just for fans of the genre.


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