The Traitor Within (1942)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this drama, a truck driver begins wooing a young woman who still lives with her father who constantly brags how he, not the town mayor, was responsible for catching a regiment of Germans during WW I. Unfortunately, no one in town takes him seriously. Later the daughter meets a German immigrant who confirms her father's claim. She then convinces her boy friend to use this information to blackmail the mayor into giving him a new truck and some extra amenities lest he tell the truth. The conniving woman then tells the mayor's opponents. Rather than deal with the upcoming scandal, the mayor commits suicide. The trucker then gets into trouble and the corrupt politicians end up imprisoned.

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America, blackmail, capture, courage, deception, factory, father, Germany, loot, mayor, opposition, politician, problems, scandal, suicide, treason, truck, truckdriver, veteran [military], worker, driver