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Torn Curtain (1966) was a Mystery - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Torn Curtain (1966)

By Beatrice on Jun 16, 2019 From Flickers in Time

Torn Curtain Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Written by Brian Moore 1966/US Universal Pictures/Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions First viewing/Netflix rental The Master disappoints in this, his 50th film. ?Still quite watchable though if only to gaze at Paul Newman and Julie Andrews in their prime. Pro... Read full article


Two Critics Pan Hitchcock’s Torn Curtain

By Judy on Jul 6, 2018 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

Friends and fellow film buffs: Brian Wilkins and Mike Gutierrez have written wonderful guest posts here at Cary Grant Won’t Eat You?Brian, on fighting in Sword and Sandals films, and Mike, on his ideal casting for Hitchcock remakes. Today they’re joining the second annual Alfred Hitchcoc... Read full article


Two Critics Pan Hitchcock’s Torn Curtain

By Judy on Jul 6, 2018 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

Friends and fellow film buffs: Brian Wilkins and Mike Gutierrez have written wonderful guest posts here at Cary Grant Won’t Eat You?Brian, on fighting in Sword and Sandals films, and Mike, on his ideal casting for Hitchcock remakes. Today they’re joining the second annual Alfred Hitchcoc... Read full article


Torn Curtain (1966)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 27, 2016 From 4 Star Films

Torn Curtain was Alfred Hitchcock’s fiftieth feature in an illustrious career. Though he was arguably on a slow decline, the film still channels the Cold War sentiment and the age of the spy thriller, while taking hold of the director?s fascination in the everyman. ?The storyline unwinds as Pr... Read full article


Torn Curtain (1966)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 27, 2016 From 4 Star Films

Torn Curtain was Alfred Hichcock?s fiftieth feature in an illustrious career. Though he was arguably on a slow decline, the film still channels the Cold War sentiment and the age of the spy thriller, while taking hold of the director?s fascination in the everyman. ?The story line unwinds as Professo... Read full article


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Professor Gustav Lindt: I forbid you to leave this room!


[first lines]
Professor Karl Manfred: Are they ever going to get the heating fixed?
Norwegian crewman: They are working at it, Professor. Perhaps some of you scientists would like to give us a helping hand!


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One of the reasons Alfred Hitchcock did not want to use Paul Newman and Julie Andrews was their very high fees.For the rest of his career Hitchcock would never hire performers with the same sort of fee or above.
A scene showing actor Wolfgang Kieling, who played Gromek, also playing Gromek's brother was cut. In it he shows Michael Armstrong (Paul Newman), who has just killed Gromek, a picture of Gromek's three children. It was believed that this would have shifted the audience's sympathy away from Newman to the dead man. Unfortunately, a close-up of the brother cutting a sausage with a knife similar to the one used in the murder, a characteristically Hitchcockian shot, was also lost.
Hitchcock wanted to cast Eva Marie Saint, whom he had previously directed in North by Northwest. However, the studio felt that, at 42, Saint was too old to play the female lead. They instead cast the younger and more popular Julie Andrews.
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