Traitor's Gate (film)

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, Gary Raymond, Catherine Schell and Klaus Kinski.[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.

Traitor's Gate
Original British film poster
Directed byFreddie Francis
Produced by
Written by
Starring
Music byPeter Thomas
Cinematography
Edited byOswald Hafenrichter
Production
company
Rialto Film, Summit Film Productions Ltd.
Distributed by
Release date
  • 18 December 1964 (1964-12-18)
Running time
87 minutes
Country
  • West Germany
  • United Kingdom
Language
  • English
  • German

It was shot at Twickenham Studios and on location around London. The film's sets were designed by the art director Tony Inglis.

Cast

Reception

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

  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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