Brian Moore at 100: Torn Curtain

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Certificate15
Year1966
GenreDrama, Thriller
DirectorAlfred Hitchcock
WritersBrian Moore, Willis Hall, Keith Waterhouse
LanguageEnglish
CountryUSA
Running Time2HR 2MINS
SeasonBrian Moore at 100 - Adaptations

Brian Moore at 100 and QFT present Paul Newman and Julie Andrews in this classic Alfred Hitchcock directed tale of international espionage set behind the Iron Curtain.

Newman plays world-famous scientist Michael Armstrong, who goes to an international congress of physics in Copenhagen with his fiancée/assistant Sarah Sherman (Andrews). While there, she mistakenly picks up a message meant for him and discovers that he is defecting to East Germany. Or is he? As Armstrong goes undercover to glean top-secret information, the couple are swept up in a heart-pounding chase by enemy agents in this action-packed Cold War thriller.

To mark the centenary of the birth of Belfast-born writer Brian Moore (1921-1999) Brian Moore at 100 and Queen’s Film Theatre have partnered to screen three films that are either adapted from Moore’s work or which Moore wrote for the screen. Each of the three films is accompanied by a recorded introduction on QFT Player from Neil Sinyard, Emeritus Professor of Film Studies at the University of Hull, which can be seen here. The Brian Moore at 100 project is generously funded by a British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant.

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