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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Col. Pieter Deventer
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Carla Van Oven
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'The Scarf'
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Gen. Ten Eyck
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Col. Helmuth Dietrich
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Gen. Charles Larraby (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
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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
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Capt. Von Stanger
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Storyline

Carla Van Oven becomes an allied spy for the British intelligence in The Netherlands during World War 2, although she is suspected of having cooperated with the Germans in the past. Colonel Pieter Deventer of Dutch intelligence agrees that she may train to join a team in the resistance movement, led 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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7 September 1954 (USA)  »

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The True and the Brave  »

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$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

Gregory Peck was originally slated for the lead part, with Richard Widmark (borrowed from Twentieth Century-Fox) and Ava Gardner co-starring. See more »

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When Victor Mature is lying dead on the road, his right arm is outstretched and at a right angle to his body. When Clark Gable walks past him, his right arm is next to his side. See more »

Quotes

Gen. Ten Eyck: To us, Colonel. Twin souls in a darkening world.
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Tales from the Vienna Woods
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Composed by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss)
Heard over German-controlled radio
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Absolutely smashingly great WW II movie!
13 August 2011 | by (Jacksonville, FL) – See all my reviews

The flick starts with some of the best action ever. It continues with plenty of action as well as an incidental romance. Shot on location in Holland with a terrific cast, this flick is as good as they get! It has a fascinating plot as well.

It's basically a mystery set against the back drop of war. It's a case of who's the traitor? Ultimately, as with all good mysteries, the culprit is revealed. The discovery of the traitor and the traitor's motivation are revealed and make sense to the viewer.

Any flick with Clark gable is going to be good. Pair him up with Lana Turner as well as Victor Mature and you know it's got to be good just from the casting alone.

The only mystery to me is how anyone could give a vote of less than ten.


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