Torn Curtain Overview:

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

SYNOPSIS

Middling Cold War Hitchcock features one of his starriest casts. Newman plays a nuclear physicist who goes undercover in East Germany to recover a secret formula. Once behind the Iron Curtain, he and fiancee Andrews have to get out alive.

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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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Quotes from

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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Facts about

According to Truffaut/Hitchcock Interview, Alfred Hitchcock told Truffaut that he is giving "Gromek's brother" scenes to Truffaut. Truffaut told Hitchcock that he will look at these scenes and then turn them over to Henri Langlois for the Cinematheque Francaise. But it has yet to be found and is generally considered to be lost.
Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall did extensive (uncredited) rewrites on the script.
According to the book "It's Only a Movie", Hitchcock said: "THERE WAS AN ENDING written which wasn't used, but I rather liked it. No one agreed with me except my colleague at home his wife Alma Reville. Everyone told me that you couldn't have a letdown ending after all that. Paul Newman would have thrown the formula away. After what he has gone through, after everything we have endured with him, he just tosses it. It speaks to the futility of all, and it's in keeping with the kind of naivete of the character, who is no professional spy and who will certainly retire from that nefarious business."
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