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The Traitor Within (1942)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 16 December 1942 (USA)
Ambitious young truck driver Sam Starr is in love with Molly Betts, who shares with her father a resentment against John Scott Ryder,the town's Mayor. In WW I, Ryder took credit for an act ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank McDonald

Writers:

Jack Townley (screenplay), Charles G. Booth (original story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Don 'Red' Barry ... Sam Starr (as Donald M. Barry)
Jean Parker ... Molly Betts
George Cleveland ... 'Pop' Betts
Ralph Morgan ... John Scott Ryder
Jessica Newcombe Jessica Newcombe ... Mrs. Ryder
Bradley Page ... Al McGonigle
Dick Wessel ... Henchman Otis
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Carter
Edward Keane ... Davis
Eddie Acuff ... Tommy
Sam McDaniel ... Melrose
Eddie Johnson Eddie Johnson ... Louie
Marjorie Cooley Marjorie Cooley ... June
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Ambitious young truck driver Sam Starr is in love with Molly Betts, who shares with her father a resentment against John Scott Ryder,the town's Mayor. In WW I, Ryder took credit for an act of heroism performed by "Pop" Betts and all of Ryder's success since then has been the direct result of the hero-worship of the town's citizens---adulation which should have been extended to Betts. Shortly before his marriage to Molly, Sam takes Molly for a ride in his truck, the truck is sideswiped by another truck, and Sam's truck and its contents are demolished. Molly "imagines" the other truck carried the insignia of Ryder who operates a rival trucking line. Sam demands restitution from Ryder who, at first refuses, until Molly, unknown to Sam, tells Ryder she has uncovered evidence that proves Ryder was really a coward in the war, and not the hero he is thought to be. Ryder then buys Sam a new truck. A crooked politician,Al McGongile, also learns of this information and decides to shake-down ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor a prueba See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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