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The Accursed (1957)

The Traitor (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History, Mystery | 13 July 1958 (USA)
Survivors of the World War 2 German Resistance Group attend an annual reunion at an English country house. The reunion is hosted by Colonel Price, who intends to find out which guest had betrayed their leader.

Directors:

Gilbert Gunn (uncredited), Michael McCarthy

Writers:

Michael McCarthy (original story), Michael McCarthy (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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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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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Accursed See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Completed in June 1956, but not released in the U.S. until 1958. 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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And the traitor is...
19 December 2015 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This could have been better as a TV play or radio play or anything but a film.It has a very good cast including that scene stealer,Donald Wolcott,everyone favourite German,Anton Differing,and a pre Dracula Christopher Lee.The film is an old dark house mystery with a Nazi twist.They are going to be told who was the traitor in their midst but the informer is murdered.They don't call the police and decide to find and try the murderer themselves.After another murder the culprit is finally unmasked using one of the oldest tricks known to thriller writers.So it all ends up neatly tied up.Much too much talk and rather statically filmed.


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