PG | | Drama, Romance, Thriller
An American scientist publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin before planning an escape back to the West.
Sir Alfred Hitchcock allegedly wanted to cast Eva Marie Saint, whom he had previously directed in North by Northwest (1959), but the studio felt that the 42-year-old Saint was too old for the role, and thought the female lead should be played by a box-office star, so it cast the younger and more popular Dame Julie Andrews.
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!
In the farmhouse scene when Professor Armstrong is fighting with Gromek, Gromek is choking Professor Armstrong but Armstrong shows no signs of it, i.e. bruising, in later scenes.
In the original version, various German dialogues are translated to English (i.e. at the airport). In the German version, these translations were removed. Additionally, letters written in English were replaced with letters written in German.
English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French