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The Accursed (1957)

The Traitor (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama , Mystery | 13 July 1958 (USA)
Every year, Colonel Price holds a reunion dinner at his English house for the members (mostly German) of the anti-Nazi resistance group he co-ordinated during the war. He took over the ... See full summary »

Directors:

Michael McCarthy, Gilbert Gunn (uncredited)

Writers:

Michael McCarthy (original story), Michael McCarthy (screen play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Wolfit ... Colonel Price
Robert Bray ... Major Shane
Jane Griffiths Jane Griffiths ... Vicki Toller
Anton Diffring ... Joseph Brezina
Carl Jaffe Carl Jaffe ... Stefan Toller
Karel Stepanek ... Friederich Suderman
Oscar Quitak Oscar Quitak ... Thomas Rilke
Christopher Lee ... Doctor Neumann
Frederick Schiller Frederick Schiller ... Alfred Baum
Rupert Davies ... Clinton
John Van Eyssen John Van Eyssen ... Lieut. Grant
Colin Croft Colin Croft ... Theodore Dehmel
Dennis Edwards Dennis Edwards ... Man Cutting Down Zimmerman's Body
Fletcher Lightfoot Fletcher Lightfoot ... Man Giving Suderman Telegram
Marie Lightfoot Marie Lightfoot ... Nurse
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Storyline

Every year, Colonel Price holds a reunion dinner at his English house for the members (mostly German) of the anti-Nazi resistance group he co-ordinated during the war. He took over the group in 1943 when the man who founded it was murdered by the Nazis. But now he has learned that his predecessor was betrayed by someone in the group, and he intends to devote this year's reunion to finding out who it was. Written by anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Colonel Price's house, where the majority of this movie is set, is The Edgwarebury Hotel. This is the same location as the Eaton's house in The Devil Rides Out (1968), also featuring Sir 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 »

Soundtracks

Prelude Without A Name
and incidental music
Written and Conducted by Jackie Brown
Solo Pianist Dennis Wilson
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Unbelievably boring!
14 October 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

You would think with a plot like you'd have in "The Accursed" that the film would be exciting. However, I found it to be a boring, talky mess.

When the film begins, there's a reunion of WWII resistance fighters. However, it seems that several folks aren't there this year and it appears as if someone is killing them! Perhaps one of them is really an old Nazi taking out their vengeance on the group. A nice setup, huh? Well, this all comes out in the first few minutes of the film...what follows are a bunch of folks in an old house...and a US military man who shows up and talks and talks and talks trying to piece together what's happening.

Had the film been able to unfold OUTSIDE the room and there had been far less talking, it would have been a good film. But you don't SEE any of the action and the result is just claustrophobic and boring....very, very boring despite fine actors like Christopher Lee and Anton Diffring being in the movie.


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