“TORN CURTAIN” — Julie Andrews and Paul Newman star in Hitchcock’s 1966 thriller. (Photo submitted)

Hitchcock film stars Julie Andrews, Paul Newman

Published Dec 6, 2018 at 4:00pm

Cinema Capitol (230 W. Dominick St.) will continue its “Hitchcock: Buried but Alive” series with the movie “Torn Curtain” from Friday, Dec. 7-Thursday, Dec. 13. 

The “Hitchcock: Buried but Alive” series was created last December and presents the lesser-known works of the eminent director Alfred Hitchcock, whose directing career spanned six decades. The movies selected for this series are rarely screened in theaters.

In this 1966 thriller written by Brian Moore, American physicist Michael Armstrong (Paul Newman) shocks his friends and family by defecting to East Germany to work with the Soviets during the height of the Cold War. Even his fiancée (Julie Andrews) is surprised by the move, but when she follows him behind the Iron Curtain, she discovers that her husband-to-be isn’t a spy, but a double agent working to discover Soviet nuclear secrets.

As they plot a way to escape back to America, his cover is blown, putting both of their lives in jeopardy. The movie also stars Lila Kedrova, Wolfgand Kieling, and Ludwig Donath.

“Torn Curtain” runs 128 minutes and is rated PG. Admission is $7, $6 for students and military, and $5 for Capitol Friends. Tickets are available at the door and in advance from the Capitol Theatre box office (315-337-6453) and online at www.romecapitol.com.

Show times are Friday and Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m., and Monday-Thursday at 7 p.m. There will be no captioned show times for this movie.