High Treason

High Treason

Maurice Elvey (1929)

95min
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Review

Our Score
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!

Cast & Crew

Michael Deane Jameson Thomas
Evelyn Seymour Benita Hume
President Stephen Deane Basil Gill
Vicar-General Seymour Humberston Wright
Lord Sycamore Henry Vibart
Lord Rowleigh James Carew
Charles Falloway Hayford Hobbs
Man Raymond Massey
Director Maurice Elvey
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and white