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The Scarlet Coat

Released Jul 29, 1955 1h 41m History Drama List
Reviews 40% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
During the Revolutionary War, American General Benedict Arnold (Robert Douglas) conspires to abandon his defenses at West Point to the British for a large cash payout. Maj. John Boulton (Cornel Wilde) is tasked to undertake a counter-intelligence operation to stop the deal from going through. Getting in his way is his opposite, redcoat Maj. John Andre (Michael Wilding), along with Sally Cameron (Anne Francis), an attractive woman with questionable loyalties. Read More Read Less

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Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Low key historical spy tale, with lavish color and costumes. Aug 16, 2012 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The storyline is highly suspect. Rated: C+ Jul 19, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Entertaining mix of fantasy and history. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/30/23 Full Review ashley h The Scarlet Coat is a decent film. It is about an American major who feigns desertion in order to uncover a British plot to seize the stronghold of West Point during the revolutionary war. Cornel Wilde and Michael Wilding give good performances. The script is a little slow in places. John Sturges did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the drama. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Frances H Michael Wilding's acting was the only thing that kept me watching. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/07/21 Full Review Audience Member Beautifully shot and costumed, this Hollywood version of the Benedict Arnold takedown. Much like in history, it's Major Andre we're left rooting for - thanks to the swoon-worthy elegance Michael Wilding brought to the role. Unfortunately, there's too little action and too much dialogue for it to really capture the viewer. 3+ stars Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Colorful semi factual historical drama. Good production values and okay performances. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Great Lavish vintage drama, based around the Benedict Arnold affair. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis During the Revolutionary War, American General Benedict Arnold (Robert Douglas) conspires to abandon his defenses at West Point to the British for a large cash payout. Maj. John Boulton (Cornel Wilde) is tasked to undertake a counter-intelligence operation to stop the deal from going through. Getting in his way is his opposite, redcoat Maj. John Andre (Michael Wilding), along with Sally Cameron (Anne Francis), an attractive woman with questionable loyalties.
Director
John Sturges
Producer
Nicholas Nayfack
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
History, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 29, 1955, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 20, 2016
Runtime
1h 41m
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