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High Treason

  • 1929
  • Maurice Elvey
  • 95 mins
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Review

Based on a Noel Pemberton-Billing play that tanked in the West End, this mockery of a movie was considered the height of futuristic sophistication by many critics on its release. However, there is a sticky-backed plastic feel to the world of 1940 created by director Maurice Elvey on Gaumont's Shepherd's Bush soundstage, while the plot demonstrates a singular ignorance of political reality. For the record, United Europe and United America are set for Armageddon unless the Peace League (which is dominated by mini-skirted women) can broker a truce which its leader, Humberston Wright, will stop at nothing to secure. Yikes!

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Language
English
Formats
Black and white

Credits

Cast

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Michael DeaneJameson Thomas
Evelyn SeymourBenita Hume
President Stephen DeaneBasil Gill
Vicar-General SeymourHumberston Wright
Lord SycamoreHenry Vibart
Lord RowleighJames Carew
Charles FallowayHayford Hobbs
ManRaymond Massey

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DirectorMaurice Elvey
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