#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A high ranking Russian official defects to the United States, where he is interviewed by US agent Michael Nordstrom. The defector reveals that a French spy ring codenamed “Topaz” has been passing NATO secrets to the Russians. Michael calls in his French friend and counterpart Andre Devereaux to expose the spies.
Plot: Copenhagen, Denmark, 1962. When a high-ranking Soviet official decides to change sides, a French intelligence agent is caught up in a cold, silent and bloody spy war in which his own family will play a decisive role.
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Truly Hitchcockian despite its weaknesses
Unfortunately, I’d only come across the weak ending version. Despite of that, it’s a truly Hitchcockian film. The memorable scenes are pure and exclusively visual: the intriguing start, the stealing of the documents, the death of Juanita, the torturing of the cuban spies, the discovery of the body at Jarre’s apartment, the meal of the french officers…
Hitchcock used to take technical challenges in every one of his films, I assume that here he committed to deliver the most complicated information concerning the plot without using dialogue, and he succeed.
There’s a lot of subtle humor and some clever twists. The cuban officers are just great, absolutely surreal. I loved the atmosphere in that hotel room, with people doing paperwork, smoking cigars and drinking, and the detail of the hamburger wrapped in the document. I think the very broad differences in tone between the three main sections of the film affects the pace and the appreciation of the story as a whole.
It’s amazing how Hitchcock managed to survive in it in the light of the multitude of trouble this film went through.
Watching the video version edited in Norway had its extra. Amazingly, all subtitles were delayed a good five, six minutes throughout the entire film, so you actually had text during the silent scenes and incongruities such as love words during killings.
Fairly fascinating spy story
Topaz (1969) is the 51st Alfred Hitchcock movie.In the year 1962 there’s the cold war going on.The story takes you to Denmark, NYC, Washington DC, Paris and Cuba when it was ran by a man named Fidel Castro.Remember? Topaz is based on the novel by Leon Uris.This is not Hitchcock’s best work but it’s not bad either.He couldn’t make a bad movie.Hitchcock at worst would be a masterpiece to some directors of our time.One thing this movie was criticized about was that it didn’t have any big stars there.That may be a little problem, but just a little.There still are some great actors performing their parts.The most known name would be the now 90 year old John Forsythe.Also the late Roscoe Lee Browne is in the movie.Frederick Stafford is there.Michel Subor, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret and so on.There are many French actors in this movie and people were probably expecting Cary Grant or Jimmy Stewart.Nevertheless this is a good movie.Not the best of Hitch but for a man with so many masterpieces under his belt you couldn’t expect him hit the jackpot every time.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 23 min (143 min), 2 hr 5 min (125 min) (Portugal), 2 hr 7 min (127 min) (edited)
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Alfred Hitchcock
Writer Leon Uris (from the novel by), Samuel A. Taylor (screenplay)
Actors Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Vernon, Karin Dor
Awards 3 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company Universal Pictures
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,455 m (shortened version) (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm