Torn Curtain

Torn Curtain

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova

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Torn Curtain

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/07/2006
UPC: 0025192831522
Original Release: 1966
Rating: PG
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:08:00
Sales rank: 1,912

Special Features

Closed Caption; Torn Curtain Rising; Scenes scored by Bernard Herrmann; Production photographs and more

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Newman Prof. Michael Armstrong
Julie Andrews Sarah Sherman
Lila Kedrova Countess Luchinska
Hansjörg Felmy Heinrich Gerhard
Tamara Toumanova Ballerina
Wolfgang Kieling Hermann Gromek
Günter Strack Prof. Karl Manfred
Ludwig Donath Prof. Gustav Lindt
David Opatoshu Jakobi
Gisela Fischer Dr. Koska
Mort Mills Farmer
Carolyn Conwell Farmer's Wife
Arthur E. Gould-Porter Freddy
Frank Alberschal Factory Manager
Peter Bourne Olaf Hengstrom
Erik Holland Hotel Travel Clerk
Hedley Mattingly Airline Official
Norbert Schiller Gutman
Charles H. Radilac Jacoby

Technical Credits
Alfred Hitchcock Director,Producer
John Addison Score Composer
Frank Arrigo Art Director
Jack Barron Makeup
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Hein Heckroth Production Designer
Bud Hoffman Editor
George Milo Set Decoration/Design
Brian Moore Screenwriter
Leonard J. South Camera Operator
John F. Warren Cinematographer
Waldon O. Watson Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Torn Curtain
1. Main Titles [5:33]
2. The Radiogram [5:51]
3. Michael's Book [4:10]
4. A Change of Plan [5:21]
5. The Defector [16:01]
6. Tailed [3:49]
7. PI [3:53]
8. A Hard Man to Kill [10:26]
9. Sarah's Decision [3:51]
10. Koska [4:09]
11. Under Suspicion [7:14]
12. Counterfeit Traitor [10:16]
13. Lindt's Secrets [1:22]
14. A Bus to Berlin [7:44]
15. The Countess [12:23]
16. The Ballet Ruse [13:11]
17. Welcome to Sweden [7:20]
18. End Titles [4:31]

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3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
both actors very well done in this movie. movie very good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was a big disappointment for me. I usually love anything with Julie Andrews in it, but this one just didnt do it for me. Not only was the movie a bit confusing it was just boring. I found it to be a waste of time.
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