Torn Curtain

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Released 1966

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Director:
Alfred Hitchcock
Released:
1966
Rating:
PG
Torn Curtain is a 1966 Alfred Hitchcock political thriller with Paul Newman and Julie Andrews as scientists caught in a cold war conflict. Michael Armstrong (Paul Newman), an American professor, suddenly defects to East Germany. His girlfriend, Sarah (Julie Andrews), also a nuclear scientist, decides to follow him into the Communist country. She had no idea that he was contemplating a defection, but she decides to believe in him. Secretly, Michael has arranged to feign being a traitor so that he can access military secrets, but he cannot afford to let even his loyal girlfriend know his game plan. The less Sarah knows the safer she will be in this cold war world of double agents, bugged hotel rooms and suspicious East Germans. Meanwhile, a German undercover agent, Hermann Gromek (Wolfgang Kieling), has been sent to kill Michael. Michael must uncover the secret formula, elude a murderer and secretly plot an exit strategy from Berlin, while keeping Sarah convinced of his false identity.moreless
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    Politics, Thrillers, Espionage, Classics