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Ring of Treason ()

Ring of Spies (original title)
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During the Cold War, a RN warrant officer stationed in the British Embassy in Warsaw leaks secrets to his Polish girlfriend who's a Soviet agent and after his transfer to a naval station in... See more »

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Henry Houghton
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Gordon Lonsdale
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Elizabeth Gee
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Peter Kroger
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Cmdr. Winters
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Helen Kroger
Derek Francis ...
Chief Supt. Croft
Hector Ross ...
Supt. Woods
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Secondary Supporting Role
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Captain Warner
Justine Lord ...
Christina
Gillian Lewis ...
Marjorie Shaw
Newton Blick ...
P.O. Meadows
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Captain Ray
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Anderson
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Blake (uncredited)
Demeter Bitenc ...
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The Crazy Gang ...
Themselves (uncredited)
David Davies ...
Inspector (uncredited)
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2nd Member at Lord's (uncredited)
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Johnnie (uncredited)
Norma Foster ...
Ella (uncredited)
Fred Griffiths ...
Newspaper Vendor (uncredited)
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Colonel Monat (uncredited)
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1st Member at Lord's (uncredited)
André Mikhelson ...
Russian Embassy official (uncredited)
Brian Nissen ...
Lt. Downes (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
Howard Pays ...
P.O. Garton (uncredited)
Pamela Pitchford ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Surveillance Man (uncredited)
Margaret Ward ...
Supt, Muriel (uncredited)
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Tilly (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Tronson

Written by

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Frank Launder ... (screenplay) and
Peter Barnes ... (screenplay)

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Leslie Gilliat ... producer
Douglas Twiddy ... associate producer (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Arthur Lavis ... director of photography

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Thelma Connell

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Paul Sheridan ... (casting)

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Norman G. Arnold ... (as Norman Arnold)

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Ernest Gasser ... makeup artist (as Ernie Gasser)
Daphne Vollmer ... hairdresser

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Eddie Pike ... production manager

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Derek Cracknell ... assistant director
Alex Carver-Hill ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Mike Hopkins ... dubbing editor (as Michael Hopkins)
Red Law ... sound recordist
Cecil Mason ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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George Samuels ... special effects

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Jack Lowin ... camera operator

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Lee Turner ... continuity
George Smith ... technical consultant (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

The film is based on the actual events of the Portland Spy Ring trial in the U.K. A disgruntled Navy Clerk is transferred to a secret research establishment and is subsequently black-mailed/paid by Czech intelligence to procure secrets for them. He seduces the secretary who controls the most secret documents, and they enjoy the fruits of their treachery until the British authorities begin to close in on them. Written by Tom Longshaw

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Taglines For those who enjoy an intriguing mystery in the British tradition See more »
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Also Known As
  • Shadow of Treason (United States)
  • Ring of Treason (Canada, English title)
  • Ring of Treason (United States)
  • Fabrique d'espions (France)
  • 003 contro Intelligence Service (Italy)
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  • 90 min
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Trivia 45 Cranley Drive, Ruislip which features as the Krogers' home, was their actual address in real life, from which they transmitted messages to Moscow. A second transmitter was found at the bottom of the garden in 1980. See more »
Goofs Harry Houghton is shown signing the Official Secrets Act by the date "September 1950", establishing the time when he joined the Portland Underwater Weapons Establishment. But in the scene immediately prior to this, while he is being driven to Portland, the cars in the background are contemporary to the film's 1963 production, specifically two early 1960s Ford Anglias and a Morris Minor with post-1956 styling. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Al Murray's Great British Spy Movies (2014). See more »
Soundtracks Trautonium Music See more »
Crazy Credits Disclaimer in closing credits: "Although the substance of this film is based upon true events and the leading characters depict actual persons, neither the officials portrayed, nor their establishments, officers or places of work, are based upon real places or actual individuals." See more »

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