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Torn Curtain is a 1966 thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, featuring his trademark characters and camera techniques. The film was written by Brian Moore, and rated PG when it was released to theaters on July 14th of 1966. The film caused some controversy for its racy scenes featuring star Julie Andrews, who had recently made several successful Disney family films. However, it was a minor hit for Alfred Hitchcock and an honorable effort, though rarely considered a Hitchcock classic. Torn Curtain DVD cover This is a DVD cover. ... Torn Curtain DVD cover This is a DVD cover. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Thriller films are movies that primarily use action and suspense to engage the audience. ... Alfred Hitchcock Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was a British film director closely associated with the suspense genre. ... There have been several notable people called Brian Moore. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Dame Julie Andrews,DBE (born October 1, 1935) is a British actress, singer, and author, best known for her starring roles in the musical films Mary Poppins (1964) and The Sound of Music (1965). ... Alfred Hitchcock Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was a British film director closely associated with the suspense genre. ...


During production, the film faced some major setbacks, beyond the controversy surrounding its female star. The original script was deemed unsuitable by both Alfred Hitchcock and Universal Pictures, who financed the picture. Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall had to do extensive re-writes and script doctoring before any filming could be completed, despite their efforts going uncredited. Bernard Herrmann, a long-time collaborator of Alfred Hitchcock, completed a full score before the film's completion, but both Hitch and Universal called for a more upbeat score. Bernard Herrman and Alfred Hitchcock had a major falling out, and the long-time collaborators never worked together again. Financial problems and several filming location changes also delayed the production. Alfred Hitchcock Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was a British film director closely associated with the suspense genre. ... Universal Studios logo Universal Studios is a famous Hollywood movie studio located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, which is in the San Fernando Valley. ... Keith Waterhouse (born 6 February 1929 in Leeds, England) is a novelist, newspaper columnist, and the writer of many television series. ... Willis Hall (6 April 1929 - 7 March 2005) was an English playwright and radio and television writer who drew on his working class Leeds roots in much of his material. ... Bernard Herrmann (June 29, 1911 – December 24, 1975) was a composer, best known for his film scores, particularly for those directed by Alfred Hitchcock. ... Alfred Hitchcock Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was a British film director closely associated with the suspense genre. ... Bernard Herrmann (June 29, 1911–December 24, 1975) was a composer, best known for his film scores, particularly for Alfred Hitchcock-directed films. ... Alfred Hitchcock Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was a British film director closely associated with the suspense genre. ...


Plot

When Michael Armstrong (Paul Newman), an esteemed professor and scientist, begins acting suspiciously, his assistant and fiancée, Sarah Sherman (Julie Andrews), follows him to East Germany, believing he has defected to the other side. Paul Leonard Newman is an American actor and film director. ... Dame Julie Andrews,DBE (born October 1, 1935) is a British actress, singer, and author, best known for her starring roles in the musical films Mary Poppins (1964) and The Sound of Music (1965). ...


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Alfred Hitchcock's films
The Pleasure Garden | The Mountain Eagle | The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog | Downhill | Easy Virtue | The Ring | The Farmer's Wife | Champagne | The Manxman | Blackmail | Juno and the Paycock | Murder! | The Skin Game | Number Seventeen | Rich and Strange | Waltzes from Vienna | The Man Who Knew Too Much | The 39 Steps | Secret Agent | Sabotage | Young and Innocent | The Lady Vanishes | Jamaica Inn | Rebecca | Foreign Correspondent | Mr. & Mrs. Smith | Suspicion | Saboteur | Shadow of a Doubt | Lifeboat | Spellbound | Notorious | The Paradine Case | Rope | Under Capricorn | Stage Fright | Strangers on a Train | I Confess | Dial M for Murder | Rear Window | To Catch a Thief | The Trouble With Harry | The Man Who Knew Too Much | The Wrong Man | Vertigo | North by Northwest | Psycho | The Birds | Marnie | Torn Curtain | Topaz | Frenzy | Family Plot

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Torn Curtain Ministries, Inc. is an organization devoted to teaching and discipling followers of Jesus Christ.
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DVD Verdict Review - Torn Curtain (1461 words)
Torn Curtain was the next film Alfred Hitchcock directed after his box office bomb Marnie (and the first without music collaborator Bernard Herrmann).
Torn Curtain also lacks the fl humor that is usually present in most Hitchcock pictures (or at least the ones that I have seen).
Torn Curtain is presented in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio and is anamorphic.
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