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Das Verrätertor (1964)

A businessman organises a caper to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.

Director:

Freddie Francis

Writers:

Jimmy Sangster (as John Sansom), Edgar Wallace (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Lieven ... Trayne
Gary Raymond ... Graham / Dick
Margot Trooger ... Dinah
Catherine Schell ... Hope Joyner
Eddi Arent ... Hector
Klaus Kinski ... Kane
Anthony James Anthony James ... John
Tim Barratt Tim Barratt ... Lloyd
Heinz Bernard Heinz Bernard ... Martin
David Birks ... Spider
Edward Underdown Edward Underdown ... Inspector Adams
Alec Ross Alec Ross ... Sergeant Ross
Julie Mendez Julie Mendez ... Stripper
Peter Porteous Peter Porteous ... Kelly
Katy Wild ... Mary
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A businessman organises a caper to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Traitor's Gate See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rialto Film, Summit See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

International politics weighed heavily on the production of this movie, filmed at the height of the Cold War, and so to lighten the tension in the movie the German producers insisted on the inclusion of a comic German tourist, played by Eddi Arent. See more »

Alternate Versions

To secure a "Not under 12" rating in Germany, the striptease scene at the "Dandy Club" was completely removed. Only in 2004 the uncut version was released on DVD. See more »

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Featured in German Grusel - Die Edgar Wallace-Serie (2011) See more »

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Even Klaus Kinski cannot save it
10 October 2015 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Neither the writing of Jimmy Sangster nor the directing of Freddie Francis can lift this Edgar Wallace inspired co-production out of the very ordinariness that is its dismal B movie status. Even Klaus Kinski cannot save it though he does well despite seeming to have forgotten to have been given many lines or just forgotten to deliver them. There is one excellent sequence and that features Kinski shooting someone while a scene in a Soho strip club proceeds. Both are cut together most effectively and the club looks most authentic. There is a fair bit of location shooting but mainly the main tourist spots. And I can avoid no longer mentioning the main drag, the deadeningly annoying central plot here of the attempted stealing of the jewels from the Tower of London. As if the whole notion was not preposterous enough the way they go about it is farcical. Also the Germans might have been interested to watch all the marching about of soldiers and yeoman but I don't think many others would be.


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