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Berlin: City in the Movies
Posted February 19, 2010 to photo album "Berlin: City in the Movies"
Scott Macaulay clicks through the various characters this city has played.
Slide 5: Torn Curtain - City of Spies
By the time of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1966 Torn Curtain, the politics of the Cold War were the new reality. Paul Newman stars as an American scientist, George Armstrong, who seems to be primed to defect to the East during a visit to East Berlin — much to the dismay of his fiancée, played by Julie Andrews. Soon, though, Armstrong confides that he’s faking his disloyalty in order to obtain secrets about a Communist anti-missile system. Interestingly, at a time in which many directors were shooting in Europe to bring an authenticity to their tales, Hitchcock used the studio backlot to double for his Berlin locations.