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Torn Curtain

Torn Curtain(1966)

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  • early in the film sitting in a hotel lobby with a baby on his knee.
  • The scene where Gromek is killed was written to show how difficult it really can be to kill a man.
  • Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall did extensive (uncredited) rewrites on the script.
  • Bernard Herrmann wrote the original score, but Universal Pictures executives convinced Hitchcock that they needed a more upbeat score. Hitchcock and Herrmann had a major disagreement, the score was dropped and they never worked together again.
  • The Swedish actor Jan Malmsjo (who hade a small uncredited role as photographer in the final scenes in Helsingborg harbour and customs) found that a lot of signs were not written in correct Swedish so he helped the film crew to correct them.
  • In the shot in which Alfred Hitchcock's cameo occurs, the music briefly changes to "Funeral March of a Marionette" by Charles Gounod, which is best known as the main theme for "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955).

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