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The Accursed (1957)

The Traitor (original title)
A German Jewish doctor, who is a former resistance fighter against the Nazis during the war, attends an annual reunion at the home of a former British officer. However, when he discovers ... See full summary »

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Colonel Price
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Major Shane
Jane Griffiths ...
Vicki Toller
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Joseph Brezina
Carl Jaffe ...
Stefan Toller
Karel Stepanek ...
Friederich Suderman
Oscar Quitak ...
Thomas Rilke
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Doctor Neumann
Frederick Schiller ...
Alfred Baum
Rupert Davies ...
Clinton
John Van Eyssen ...
Lieut. Grant
Colin Croft ...
Theodore Dehmel
Dennis Edwards ...
Man Cutting Down Zimmerman's Body
Fletcher Lightfoot ...
Man Giving Suderman Telegram
Marie Lightfoot ...
Nurse
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A German Jewish doctor, who is a former resistance fighter against the Nazis during the war, attends an annual reunion at the home of a former British officer. However, when he discovers that many of his former compatriots have mysteriously died, he begins to suspect that one of the "resistance" fighters may in fact have been a Nazi agent who is now trying to eliminate all the members of the unit. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Trivia

Colonel Price's house, where the majority of the film is set, is The Edgwarebury Hotel. This is the same location as the Eaton's house in The Devil Rides Out (1968) also starring Christopher Lee. See more »

Goofs

When Shane is speaking to Col. Price, Shane puts a spoon into his coffee cup as seen from a side angle. When shown from the front, Shane is holding the handle of the cup and the spoon is not in it. When the angle switches back to the side shot, the spoon is again in the coffee cup. See more »

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Prelude Without A Name
Written and Conducted by Jackie Brown
Solo Pianist Dennis Wilson
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Good cast overcomes claustrophobic script
21 December 2012 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

1957's "The Traitor" centers on a small band of resistance fighters whose leader was murdered by the Nazis after being betrayed by one of their members. Every year since the war's end, they all gather together in the English country home of Colonel Charles Price (Donald Wolfit), except that this time, the Colonel expects a visit from one Theodore Dehmel (Colin Croft), who will be flying in from Berlin, having discovered the traitor's identity. As had been the case during wartime, Price intends to dispense justice himself without any police involvement, but Dehmer arrives and promptly expires with a knife in his back, uttering the mysterious words, 'There's been a mistake.' Once the characters are introduced in the opening reel, the scene never leaves the Colonel's home, making for a claustrophobic screenplay that benefits hugely from its exceptional cast. As another commentator noted, the solution is ingenious, but without any concrete evidence that points to the guilty party. Most of the group are established as being German, except for the Swiss Alfred Baum (Frederick Schiller) and the Polish Joseph Brezina (Anton Diffring), the latter a brilliant concert pianist, allowing Diffring to display a more sympathetic side to his normally villainous countenance. The most notable supporting player is Christopher Lee, still a few months before his star making turn in Hammer's "The Curse of Frankenstein," and sporting a flawless German accent as Doctor Neumann, whose presence no doubt inspired the American distributor to change the generic British title from "The Traitor" to "The Accursed," giving it more of a horror slant. Seldom seen since the old days of black and white television, its obscurity seems destined to continue.


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