Traitor's Gate (film)

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Traitor's Gate
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Original British film poster
Directed by Freddie Francis
Produced by Ted Lloyd
Horst Wendlandt
Written by Jimmy Sangster
Edgar Wallace (novel)
Starring Albert Lieven
Gary Raymond
Klaus Kinski
Music by Peter Thomas
Cinematography Denys N. Coop
Ray Hearne
Edited by Oswald Hafenrichter
Production
company
Rialto Film, Summit Film Productions Ltd.
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • 18 December 1964 (1964-12-18)
Running time
87 minutes
Country West Germany
United Kingdom
Language English, German

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] 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.

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Reception[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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