The Scarlet Coat Reviews

  • Jul 07, 2014

    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

    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

  • jay n Super Reviewer
    May 06, 2014

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

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

  • Sep 18, 2013

    Great Lavish vintage drama, based around the Benedict Arnold affair.

    Great Lavish vintage drama, based around the Benedict Arnold affair.

  • Jul 13, 2013

    Perhaps I was simply not in the mood for such a movie. An interesting tale about a traitor.

    Perhaps I was simply not in the mood for such a movie. An interesting tale about a traitor.

  • Jul 05, 2013

    A story I hadn't heard told. This should be remade. I was not a fan of the lead actor. It could have been epic.

    A story I hadn't heard told. This should be remade. I was not a fan of the lead actor. It could have been epic.

  • Oct 28, 2012

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

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

  • Oct 21, 2012

    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. www.what-to-watch.com

    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. www.what-to-watch.com

  • May 12, 2011

    The story of an English Hero in the American Revolution. Interesting historical movie.

    The story of an English Hero in the American Revolution. Interesting historical movie.

  • Oct 02, 2009

    Another well directed John Sturges movie about the fictional origins of the first American military intelligence unit during the Revolutionary war. Sturges does a great job of mingling actual events, Gen Benedict Arnold's attempts to hand over the American fort at West Point to the British in exchange for money and the fictionalized spy vs spy (Wilde vs Wilding) activities by the Americans and the British. Wilding and George Sanders are perfectly cast in their roles.

    Another well directed John Sturges movie about the fictional origins of the first American military intelligence unit during the Revolutionary war. Sturges does a great job of mingling actual events, Gen Benedict Arnold's attempts to hand over the American fort at West Point to the British in exchange for money and the fictionalized spy vs spy (Wilde vs Wilding) activities by the Americans and the British. Wilding and George Sanders are perfectly cast in their roles.