Torn Curtain

Part of Paul Newman
Saturday, July 30, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. 1966, 128 mins.

Hitchcock’s fiftieth film is a cold war spy thriller starring Newman as an American nuclear physicist who defects to East Germany and must escape with his fiancée (Julie Andrews), who is hidden in the midst of a Russian ballet company. Although widely considered uneven by Hitchcock’s standards, the film features some bravura sequences and a convincingly naturalistic performance by Newman.

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