Traitor Spy

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Traitor Spy
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Directed by Walter Summers
Written by
  • Jacques Pendower (novel)
  • Jan Van Lusil
  • Walter Summers
  • Ralph Gilbert Bettison
Produced by John Argyle
CinematographyRobert LaPresle
Edited byTed Richards
Rialto Pictures
Distributed by Pathé Pictures International
Release date
December 1939
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Traitor Spy is a 1939 British thriller film directed by Walter Summers and starring Bruce Cabot, Marta Labarr, Tamara Desni and Edward Lexy. [1] It was shot at Welwyn Studios with sets designed by Ian White. It has also been released under the title The Torso Murder Mystery. [2] The film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Jacques Pendower.



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  2. "Traitor Spy (1940)". British Film Institute . Archived from the original on 14 December 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2018.