The Scarlet Coat (1955)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

The Scarlet Coat Videos

The Scarlet Coat Photos

Movie Info

In this historical espionage drama set during the Revolutionary War, an early American patriot pretends to be a British sympathizer and opportunist in order to gain valuable information. Meanwhile, another tries to convince the British that the fellow is a spy, but he fails and the hero goes on to reveal Benedict Arnold's traitorous schemes.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
Warner Home Video

Watch it now


George Sanders
as Dr. Jonathan Odell
Bobby Driscoll
as Ben Potter
Anne Francis
as Sally Cameron
Cornel Wilde
as Maj. John Bolton
Tristram Coffin
as Col. Varick
John McIntire
as Gen. Robert Howe
Michael Wilding
as Maj. John Andre
Robert Dix
as Lt. Evans
Robert Douglas
as Benedict Arnold
Paul Cavanagh
as Sir Henry Clinton
John Dehner
as Gen. Nathanael Greene
Leslie Denison
as Capt. Sutherland
James Westerfield
as Col. Jameson
Richard Simmons
as Sergeant
Harlan Warde
as Captain
Don C. Harvey
as Captain
Dabbs Greer
as Capt. Brewster
Rick Vallin
as Lieutenant
Charles Watts
as Will Potter
Wilson Benge
as Servant
Olaf Hytten
as Butler
Keith McConnell
as Lieutenant
Michael Fox
as Maj. Russell
Dick Simmons
as Sergeant
Peter Adams
as Lt. Blair
Guy Kingsford
as Officer
Robin Hughes
as Col. Tarleton
Jim Hayward
as Joshua Smith
Ashley Cowan
as Mr. Brown
Robert Forrest
as Stout Man
Rush Williams
as Soldier
George Peters
as Staff Officer
Ethan Laidlaw
as Executioner
Richard Peel
as Sailor
John Alderson
as Mr. Durkin
Gordon Richards
as Mr. Cameron
Owen McGiveney
as Servant
Joe Locke
as Lieutenant
Barry Regan
as Lieutenant
John O'Malley
as Col. Winfield
Charles R. Keane
as Sergeant
Ronald Green
as Lieutenant
Anne Kunde
as Cook
Vernon Rich
as Colonel
Tom Cound
as English Soldier
Dennis King Jr.
as Boatswain's Mate
Jennifer Raine
as Miss Trumbull
Wesley Hudman
as Capt. Sheldon
Ivan Hayes
as Mr. Nyby
John Blackburn
as Captain
Anthony Dearden
as Capt. De Lancey
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for The Scarlet Coat

All Critics (2)

Low key historical spy tale, with lavish color and costumes.

Full Review… | August 16, 2012
Classic Film and Television

The storyline is highly suspect.

Full Review… | July 18, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for The Scarlet Coat

Colorful semi factual historical drama. Good production values and okay performances.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Though not quite historically correct, this is still a great movie about one of America's earliest traitors.

WJ Falls Jr.
WJ Falls Jr.

This is the story of Benedict Arnold as he tries to turn over West Point to the British. To me this was the most boring movie I have seen in a long time. It tells a wonderful story of the Revolutionary War but where Arnold's story is it fails miserably. Cinematography lacks nothing and was brilliantly done by Paul Vogel. There aren't many films telling the story of Benedict Arnold and this one is worth the watch if you want to catch up on your history.

Laura Rachel
Laura Rachel

The Scarlet Coat Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Scarlet Coat on our Movie forum!

News & Features