Traitor's Gate (film)

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Traitor's Gate
Original British film poster
Directed byFreddie Francis
Produced byTed Lloyd
Horst Wendlandt
Written byJimmy Sangster
Edgar Wallace (novel)
StarringAlbert Lieven
Gary Raymond
Klaus Kinski
Music byPeter Thomas
CinematographyDenys N. Coop
Ray Hearne
Edited byOswald Hafenrichter
Rialto Film, Summit Film Productions Ltd.
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • 18 December 1964 (1964-12-18)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryWest Germany
United Kingdom

Traitor's Gate (German: Das Verrätertor) is a 1964 West German-British co-production of a black-and-white crime film directed by Freddie Francis and starring Albert Lieven and Gary Raymond.[1][dead link] It was made by Rialto Film using Hammer Films' Freddie Francis and screenwriter Jimmy Sangster updating the 1927 novel The Traitor's Gate by Edgar Wallace to the mid-1960s. The film features a group of criminals planning to steal the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom from the Tower of London.



In Germany, the FSK gave the film a rating of "12 and up" and found it not appropriate for screenings on public holidays. It premiered on 18 December 1964.[2][dead link]


  1. ^ "New York Times: Traitor's Gate". NY Times. Retrieved 20 October 2008.
  2. ^ "Filmportal: Das Verrätertor". Retrieved 17 November 2014.

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