The Scarlet Coat 1955 NR CC

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Colonial counter-intelligence officer Cornel Wilde poses as a deserter to ferret out a British spy in this action-packed Revolutionary War adventure.

Starring:
Cornel Wilde, Michael Wilding
Runtime:
1 hour, 41 minutes

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The Scarlet Coat

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Genres Military & War, Drama, Romance, Adventure
Director John Sturges
Starring Cornel Wilde, Michael Wilding
Supporting actors George Sanders, Anne Francis, Robert Douglas, John McIntire, Rhys Williams, John Dehner, James Westerfield, Ashley Cowan, Paul Cavanagh, John Alderson, John O'Malley, Bobby Driscoll, Peter Adams, Wilson Benge, John Blackburn, Tristram Coffin, Phyllis Coghlan, Dee Cooper
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Avid Movie Collector on October 25, 2012
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Set during the Revolutionary War, Cornel Wilde plays a Major in the Continental army trying to uncover a British plot to get information from an American spy. The Scarlet coat is how that intrigue develops and the circumstances leading to Benedict Arnold's treason. A great movie and one of my favorites over the years. Seen rarely but now an addition to my collection, so I can see it when I want.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By C. E. Ramsey on November 29, 2012
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This is a well told, equally well photographed story with a superb cast set during Benedict Arnold's defection to the British during the American Revolution. It was a find. I hope there are more movies like this waiting to be re-discovered.

Carl E. Ramsey
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Doris M. Edwards on April 1, 2013
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i simply love this movie for the actors always play their part so well. and even more so because it,s in color . Thank you for bringing out this movie on dvd.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Bailey on July 17, 2013
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This video is a plausible, fictionalized, account of Benedict Arnold and Major Andre. It is spectacular because of the costuming. The different types of uniforms, especially the dragoons, make this an interesting spectacle for historians, even though the American agent story is purely notional. The secret message systems are accurate for the period.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dr. James Gardner VINE VOICE on July 5, 2013
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"The Scarlett Coat" is a 1955 color historical drama about events surrounding the treason of Benedict Arnold.

Cornel Wilde (1912-89) plays a double agent who is working to uncover the identity of the traitor within the American ranks. Wilde appeared in more than 50 films and was nominated for his work in "A Song to Remember" (1945). He's probably best known for his work as the Great Sebastian in "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1952) but I think his best work was in "The Naked Prey" (1966), a film he also directed and produced. His acting in this film is pretty wooden.

Michael Wilding (1912-79) plays Major John Andre, and though Wilding is second billed, the story really focuses on him. Wilding is probably better known for having married Elizabeth Taylor, rather than the 50+ films he appeared in.

Suave George Sanders (1906-72) appeared in hundreds of films, often as a villain. He's best remembered as film critic Addison DeWitt in "All About Eve" (1950) for which he won the Oscar as Best Supporting Actor. Here he plays a Tory who suspects Wilde of being a double agent.

John McIntire (1907-91) plays General Howe. McIntire had the unique distinction of filling in for an actor who died in the middle of a series (Ward Bond in "Wagon Train"). In a career from 1947 to 1989 he made nearly 100 films and appeared in many TV shows and movies. Although he usually appeared in westerns, I remember him best for his TV series "Naked City" (1958). He was usually a good guy, but could also play the bad guy (e.g., "Winchester 73", "The Far Country").

Beautiful Anne Francis (1930-2011) was the award winning star of "Honey West" on TV (1965-6). She graced us with her beauty in films like "Blackboard Jungle" (1955), "Forbidden Planet" (1956), and "Funny Girl" (1968).
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By Nicholas M. Zallas on December 9, 2014
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I've always enjoyed movies starring Cornel Wilde and I find this color version no exception. The background of this story is based on historical events that took place during the War for American Independence. He portrays an American spy involved in discovering the traitorous actions of General Benedict Arnold and his attempt to turnover West Point to the British. The main British spy (Major Andre, Michael Wilder) was also a historical character. George Sanders is a solid actor and also contributes to an overall good movie.
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By Tim M on April 2, 2014
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I loved this story and have watched it at least twice more since I saw it the first time. It is an exciting story of the American Revolution. I doubt if it is a true story, but it is still fun to watch.
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