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Torn Curtain (1966)

Cast: Paul Newman, Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, more...
Director: Alfred Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock
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Studio: Universal Studios
Genre: Political Thriller, Espionage
Running Time: 128 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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This title is currently out of print.

Synopsis
A double agent has to contend with enemies on both sides of the political fence as well as the woman he loves in this thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Prof. Michael Armstrong (Paul Newman) is an gifted American physicist who, at the height of the Cold War, decides to defect to East Germany. To his surprise, his fiancée, fellow scientist Sarah Sherman (Julie Andrews) follows him, and she soon discovers Armstrong is no traitor, but acting as a secret undercover agent. As Armstrong attempts to ingratiate himself with political and scientific factions in East Germany, Gromek (Wolfgang Kieling) becomes his guide, though Armstrong is aware he's a government agent assigned to trail him, and as he tries to shake Gromek, Armstrong realizes his new "friend" knows what his real agenda happens to be. Torn Curtain was one of the rare Hitchcock films from his "classic" era which did not feature a score by Bernard Herrman; due to objections from his studio, Hitchcock removed Herrman from the project, though excerpts from the score he had begun were included as a bonus on the film's DVD release in 2002. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

Special Features:

  • "Torn Curtain Rising": An original documentary on the making of Torn Curtain,
    featuring rare production photographs
  • Scenes Scored by Composer Bernard Herrmann
  • Production Photographs: a photo and poster gallery from the film
  • Cast and Filmmakers Biographies and Film Highlights
  • Theatrical Trailer and more!



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