Director Michael McCarthy
Produced by Edwin J. Fancey
Genre Drama, Mystery
Costume design Rene Coke
Country United Kingdom
|Release date March 1957|
Writer Michael McCarthy (original story), Michael McCarthy (screen play)
Cast Donald Wolfit, Robert Bray, Jane Griffiths, Carl Jaffe, Anton Diffring
Similar movies Town on Trial (1957)
The accursed preview clip
The Traitor is a 1957 British film noir drama film directed by Michael McCarthy and starring Donald Wolfit, Robert Bray, Christopher Lee and Karel Stepanek. A former resistance fighter tries to discover the traitor who has betrayed his colleagues in the German resistance during the Second World War. The film was also shown in the US with the title "The Accursed." It was not released in the US until 1960.
Sky Movies wrote, "the specially written musical piece, Prelude, which has a vital part to play in the plot's unfolding, is hauntingly appealing. But too much talk tends to spoil the script's surprises"; and The Radio Times noted, "nuance was not Donald Wolfit's strong suit, but he had presence and power in spades. He totally dominates this story with a bluster and conviction that keeps an uninspiring tale of the hunt for a Second World War traitor from falling flat on its face"; while TV Guide concluded, "this is an offbeat espionage whodunit with some nervy moments."
ReferencesThe Traitor (1957 film) Wikipedia
The Traitor (1957 film) IMDb The Traitor (1957 film) themoviedb.org