The Betrayal (1957 film)

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The Betrayal
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Directed by Ernest Morris
Written by
Produced by
Music byLeon Young
Release date
  • 1957 (1957)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Betrayal is a low-budget 1957 British film directed by Ernest Morris and starring Philip Friend and Diana Decker. [1] The screenplay was by Brian Clemens and Eldon Howard. [2]



Michael McCall is a former World War II pilot who was blinded while imprisoned by the Nazis. While imprisoned he was betrayed by one of his fellow officers. As he is now unable to identify the traitor by sight, McCall is aided in his search by model Janet Hillyer.


Critical reception

The Monthly Film Bulletin wrote: "There is a promising theme for a Hitchcock thriller here; but no Hitchcock to make it. The result is that there is some rather violent and evident wrenching of the plot to involve the blind man in tight corners and then to extricate him again. The only really interesting point – whether McCall will forgo his revenge when he catches up with Bartel – is muffed by the entry of the police." [3]

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  1. "The Betrayal". British Film Institute Collections Search. Retrieved 5 May 2024.
  2. "The Betrayal (1957)". BFI. Archived from the original on 2012-07-13.
  3. "The Betrayal". The Monthly Film Bulletin . 25 (288): 33. 1 January 1958 via ProQuest.