High Treason (1951 film)

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Not to be confused with High treason.
High Treason
Directed by Roy Boulting
Produced by Paul Soskin
Written by Roy Boulting
Frank Harvey
Starring Liam Redmond
Anthony Bushell
André Morell
Music by John Addison
Cinematography Gilbert Taylor
Edited by Max Benedict
Distributed by Peacemaker Pictures
Release dates
20 May 1952
Running time
90 min.
Language English

High Treason is a 1951 British espionage thriller filmed in the style of such American "docudramas" as The House on 92nd Street and T-Men. It is a sequel to the Oscar-winning 1950 film Seven Days to Noon. Director Roy Boulting, co-director (with his brother John) and co-writer of the first film also directed and co-wrote this one. Frank Harvey, Boulting's co-writer, was also a co-writer of the earlier film. André Morell reprises his role as Detective Superintendent Folland of Scotland Yard's Special Branch from the first film, though in High Treason he is subordinate to the head of Special Branch, Commander Robert "Robbie" Brennan, played by Liam Redmond.


Enemy saboteurs infiltrate the industrial suburbs of London, intending to plant high-powered bombs at several factory sites. Their motivation is to cripple the British economy and enable subversive forces to insinuate themselves in the government. The saboteurs are thwarted not by the traditional counterintelligence agents but by workaday London police officers.


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