Torn Curtain is a 1966 film about an American scientist who publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin and then tries to figure out a plan to escape back to the West.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Brian Moore, Willis Hall, and Keith Waterhouse.
== Professor Michael Armstrong ==
It takes a scientist to pick a scientist's brain.
I was able to combine mathematical logic with romantic inconsistency.
I've often wondered if you professionals know what you're looking for when you go in and steal secret papers.
We will produce a defensive weapon that will make all offensive nuclear weapons obsolete, and thereby abolish the terror of nuclear warfare.
== Sarah Sherman ==
Against all the evidence, Michael, I'd say you had a very unscientific mind.
== Other ==
Farmer: [describing Armstrong's contact] You'll recognize him. He has red hair which is not his own, and his name is Hugo. But don't give him that money until after you've landed.
== Dialogue ==
Professor Karl Manfred: Are they ever going to get the heating fixed?
Norwegian crewman: They are working at it, Professor. Perhaps some of you scientists would like to give us a helping hand!Sarah Sherman: You're a scientist, and you're supposed to respect a natural order in all things. Breakfast comes before lunch.
Professor Michael Armstrong: And marriage should come before a honeymoon cruise.
Sarah Sherman: You're on the wrong boat.
== Taglines ==
It tears you apart with suspense!
Suspense! Action! Surprise!
== Cast ==
Paul Newman — Professor Michael Armstrong
Julie Andrews — Sarah Sherman
Lila Kedrova — Countess Kuchinska
Hansjörg Felmy — Heinrich Gerhard
Tamara Toumanova — Ballerina
Wolfgang Kieling — Hermann Gromek
Ludwig Donath — Professor Gustav Lindt
Günter Strack — Professor Karl Manfred
David Opatoshu — Mr. Jacobi
Gisela Fischer — Dr. Koska
Mort Mills — Farmer
Carolyn Conwell — Farmer's Wife
Arthur Gould-Porter — Freddy, the Bookseller
== External links ==
Torn Curtain quotes at the Internet Movie Database
Torn Curtain at Allmovie