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High Treason

High Treason
  • 1929
  • UK
  • 95 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Maurice Elvey
  • Cast: Jameson Thomas, Benita Hume, Basil Gill

Made in 1929 but set in the future (1950!), this British answer to Metropolis was made on a smaller budget and based on a play by right-wing MP Noel Pemberton-Billing. Featuring such far-off innovations as videophones and a Channel Tunnel, its depiction of terrorism remains chillingly relevant.

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