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JACQUELINE ELLIS IN 'THE TRAITORS' STARRING PATRICK ALLEN

Jacqueline Ellis in THE TRAITORS Year: 1962 Rating: ***

The second of two British b-crimes pairing lantern-jawed Patrick Allen, honing one of the greatest voices in cinema history, with ingenue Jacqueline Ellis, THE TRAITORS... written by Jim O'Connolly, who'd direct Ellis in THE HI-JACKERS the next year... follows the usual spy template popular in the 1960's...

Herein the titular gang of microfilm-carrying turncoats are shadowed by stalwart British agent Allen paired with an American with a British accent in future OTLEY actor James Maxwell...

Patrick Allen in THE TRAITORS

Allen is married while Maxwell, single, takes Jacqueline Ellis's Mary, as a female agent, on a date, which, sadly, is about the only real screen-time she has, buried by Allen's troubled wife Zena Walker while the action and espionage, with an extremely meager budget, isn't very suspenseful...

The poster has a petrified dame with her mouth covered as Allen's getting pistol-whipped, and neither occurs in this average post-noir that's still an entertaining time-filler, economically filling its sixty-minute programmer's length.

Patrick Allen in THE TRAITORS
James Maxwell and Patrick Allen in THE TRAITORS
James Maxwell and Patrick Allen in THE TRAITORS with Harold Goodwin
Jacqueline Ellis in THE TRAITORS
Jacqueline Ellis in THE TRAITORS
Zena Walker in THE TRAITORS with Patrick Allen
Zena Walker in THE TRAITORS
James Maxwell and Patrick Allen in THE TRAITORS
Jacqueline Ellis in THE TRAITORS
Zena Walker in THE TRAITORS with Patrick Allen
Patrick Allen in THE TRAITORS
Jacqueline Ellis in THE TRAITORS
Patrick Allen in THE TRAITORS
Patrick Allen in THE TRAITORS
Patrick Allen in THE TRAITORS with James Maxwell


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