Der Verraeter (1936)

Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - Germany   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Verraeter (Traitors) is set for the most part in a German aircraft factory. Using forged passports, a group of enemy spies infiltrate the factory for the purpose of appropriating secret plans. One of the spies is sent on a test flight of a revolutionary new bomber, which he plans to steal for his own country. When he's found out, the spy is pursued by a squadron of planes, all well-stocked with machine guns -- while his comrades continue to go about their dirty work on the ground. The film's suspense lies in its variety of incident; no sooner has one spy been disposed of, than another one pops up for more skullduggery. And in true New World Order fashion, Verraeter illustrates the dangers of human frailties by offering several otherwise decent characters who allow themselves to be hoodwinked or manipulated by the spies.