Torn Curtain

Torn Curtain

DVD - 2000
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A famous scientist who is really a double agent is put in a bad position when his fiancee follows him when he "defects" to East Germany.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, 2000.
ISBN: 1417058943
0783254717
Branch Call Number: FIC T
Characteristics: 1 DVD (128 min.)
Additional Contributors: Moore, Brian
Universal Pictures (Firm)

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Onewhoissaved
Dec 10, 2016

"Torn Curtain", 1966, had everything but fun for me. I've seen all the Hitchcock sound pictures and this one does not rate very well against such as North by Northwest, Shadow of a Doubt, and almost all the others. Paul Newman is in East Germany and wanted by the police in a bad way. His picture is on television and yet he does nothing to disguise himself? The premise of the whole picture didn't sit well with me. Only the scenes on the bus were interesting and that is because of actor David Opatoshu. Newman was the wrong choice for a physics professor faking defection in order to glean nuclear secrets from his counterpart in East German rocketry.

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akirakato
May 20, 2016

This is a 1966 American political thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Set in the Cold War, it is about an American scientist who pretends to defect behind the Iron Curtain to East Germany as part of a clandestine mission to obtain the solution of a formula and escape back to the United States.
As the master of suspense, Hitchcock brilliantly makes some scenes with a series of tensions, thrills and laughs.
Pleasing to the eye, these fascinating sequences are continuously entertaining and profoundly breath-taking.
It is one of Hitchcock's masterpieces.

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JulesN2002
Nov 14, 2014

Pretty good. The story is awesome!
Picture was not great at all!!!!!!

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e_long
Dec 11, 2012

What a stinker.

avisualfeel Nov 07, 2012

A fun film which keeps you on your toes. Typical Hitchcock suspense, humor, visual storytelling, & his famous McGuffin thrown in as well. Recommended for Hitchcock admirers.

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