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Torn Curtain

Paul Newman and Julie Andrews in Torn Curtain.

Torn Curtain was produced in 1965-66 and released in 1966.

Cast

Paul Newman... Professor Michael Armstrong
Julie Andrews... Sarah Sherman
Lila Kedrova... Countess Kuchinska
Hansjörg Felmy... Heinrich Gerhard (credited as Hansjoerg Felmy)
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
Gloria Gorvin... Fräulein Mann

 

MacGuffin

Hitchcock explaining to Truffaut what the MacGuffin is: "It's the device, the gimmick, if you will, or the papers the spies are after. [...] the "MacGuffin" is the term we use to cover all that sort of thing: to steal plans or documents, or discover a secret, it doesn't matter what it is. And the logicians are wrong in trying to figure out the truth of a MacGuffin, since it's beside the point. The only thing that really matters is that in the picture the plans, documents, or secrets must seem to be of vital importance to the characters. To me, the narrator, they're of no importance whatever.

Hichcock Films with a MacGuffin

 

Alfred Hitchcock Cameos

Foreign Correspondent

After John Jones (Joel McCrea) leaves his hotel, Hitchcock is seen wearing a coat and hat and reading a newspaper.

The Birds

As Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) enters the pet shop, Hitch is leaving with two white Sealyham terriers.

Family Plot

Hitchcock's silhouette is seen through the door of the Registrar of Births and Deaths.

Marnie

Hitchcock is entering from the left of the hotel corridor after Tippi Hedren passes by.

The Lodger

Hitchcock is sitting at a desk in the newsroom.

Torn Curtain

Hitchcock is sitting in the lobby of Hotel d'Angleterre, Copenhagen, with a baby on his knee. He shifts the child from one knee to the other.

Shadow of a Doubt

Hitchcock Cameo in Shadow of a Doubt

Shadow of a Doubt: Hitchock's cameo on the train taking uncle Charlie to Santa Rosa.

The Paradine Case

Hitchcock is leaving the train at Cumberland Station, carrying a cello case. Gregory Peck is carrying the suitcase.

Psycho

Hitchcock wearing a cowboy hat can be seen through the office window when Janet Leigh is entering.

Vertigo

Alfred Hitchcock is seen in a grey suit walking in the street outside Gavin Elsters company buildings.

Young and Innocent

Hitchcock is standing outside the courthouse, holding a camera.

Stage Fright

Hichcock is turning to look back at Jane Wyman in her disguise as Marlene Dietrich's maid.

The Wrong Man

Alfred Hitchcock introduces The Wrong Man in what is not a normal cameo appearence.

North by Northwest

Hitchcock too late for the bus at the end of the titles sequence.

Saboteur

Hitchcock is standing on the street outside a store, "Cut Rate Drugs".
Originally Hitchcock wanted to do a cameo with his secretary at the time, Carol Stevens, as deaf and dumb persons walking down the street. Then Hitchcock was to have made a presumably indecent proposal using sign language, resulting in the woman slapping him in the face.

 
   

 

 

 

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