To Win The War, One Soldier Must Become The Enemy.
Richard Basehart and Gary Merrill star in a film that's "as stirring a drama as any you'll want to see" (The New York Times). Adapted by Peter Viertel from George Howe's novel Call It Treason, and directed by Anatole Litvak, this riveting World War II drama was nominated for the 1951 Best Picture OscarÂ®.
As the Third Reich declines in power, the Allies develop a radical new plan - to employ German POWs as spies. Led by American Colonel Devlin (Merrill), and executed by Lieutenant Rennick (Basehart), the plan is risky, and the tension builds as the Americans learn whether the former Nazis will help or betray the Allies.