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The Defector

A tale of Cold War espionage finds screen legend Montgomery Clift as an American physicist recruited by the C.I.A. in Europe to assist a defector. This was Clift's last film.
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Format:  DVD-R
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 23, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1966
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • English

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 21
The film may be outdated now, but it's worth seeing Clift at the end of his career. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Dec 5, 2019
Rating: C+ -- The last film from the pale looking Montgomery Clift. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Sep 20, 2012
There is more than one twist at the end of this movie and one particularly subtle and surprising one at the very end. Watch for it. Full Review
Cleveland Press
Nov 15, 2018

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A tale of Cold War espionage finds screen legend Montgomery Clift ("Freud," "The Misfits") as an American physicist recruited by the C.I.A. in Europe to assist a defector. This was Clift's last film.

Product Description:

Montgomery Clift made his last screen appearance in this French-produced Cold War thriller, completed shortly before his death. American scientist James Bower (Clift) is approached by CIA agent Adam (Roddy McDowall) who wants him to perform an official mission while visiting East Germany. A Russian scientist who has defected to Germany has brought with him a cache of top-secret material on microfilm, and Adam wants James to retrieve it from one Dr. Saltzer (Hannes Messemer). However, James's secret plan is discovered by Peter Heinzman (Hardy Kruger), a Russian intelligence agent determined to keep the microfilm out of American hands and turn James against his American comrades. James wants no part of Heinzman and is determined to complete his assignment, with the help of Saltzer's nurse, Frieda (Macha Meril). Legendary filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard makes a rare dramatic turn in a small supporting role.

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Warner Archive Collection

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 34,919
  • UPC: 883316126608
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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