High Treason 1929
In the far off year of 1940, "United Europe" and the "Atlantic States" share an uneasy truce. As the film opens, an incident at a border crossing sets the nations at high alert. This is of great concern to the World Peace League, headed by the renowned Dr. Seymour (Humberston Wright), ably assisted by his daughter Evelyn (Benita Hume). Despite her dedication to the cause, Evelyn is currently dating a soldier, Air Force Major Michael Deane (Jameson Thomas), although that alliance may fracture should it come to war. What our heroes in London don't realize, however, that the tension is in fact carefully orchestrated by a sinister terrorist group financed by arms manufacturers in New York.
High Treason was shot in two versions; one a talkie and one a silent. It is now believed that the sound on the talkie version has disintegrated to the point of being unscreenable.

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 01:15:11 | 3.82 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English intertitles
Subtitles: none
Genre: Sci-Fi, Silent

Director: Maurice Elvey
Cast: Benita Hume, Basil Gill, Humberston Wright, Jameson Thomas
Country: UK

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