Torn Curtain (1966)

Starring: PN, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova, David Opatoshu

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Summary: It is difficult for many people to et past the image of wholesome Julie Andrews in a sexual role (This was her first role after back to back lily white Oscar nominations for The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins). Check out the Internet Movie Database.

Trivia: Hitchcock cameo, sitting in lobby with a baby on his knee. The score over the scene plays a few bars of his TV theme song.

Bernard Hermann, who worked with Hitchcock, scoring such films as Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Psycho, began the score for Torn Curtain. Universal Pictures executives wanted a more "upbeat" score. This caused a major disagreement between Hermann and Hitch and they never worked together again.

PLN is a south paw but everything written out by Michael Armstrong in the movie was right handed.

The Newman Factor and Rating:Warning: do not attempt to watch this movie while intaking alcohol, you have no chance of having any idea of what is going on. (Though sobriety doesn't seem to help this one either, I hear.) Paul looks cute, but the story is just not intriguing enough to hold one's interest. Movie: 4, PLN: 6.