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Filmed on locations ranging from Denmark to the Universal backlot, Alfred Hitchcock's Topaz is based on a novel by Leon Uris. Frederick Stafford, a veteran of European-filmed James Bond rip-offs of the 1960s, is cast as Andre Devereaux, a French secret agent assigned to snoop around Cuba in the months prior to the 1962 missile crisis. Someone is supplying Castro -- and, by extension, Moscow -- with NATO secrets; it is up to Devereaux to liquidate the "mole." Aiding Devereaux is CIA agent
Jan 1, 1969 Wide
Mar 6, 2001
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Topaz is not only most entertaining. It is, like so many Hitchcock films, a cautionary fable by one of the most moral cynics of our time.
One of Hitchcock's weaker films, this Cold War espionage tale lacks tension and suspense but it bears some artistic merits, including color scheme.
The muddled Samuel Taylor screenplay smelled so bad I wouldn't wrap fish in it.
Not Hitchcock's best work, but Hitchcock nevertheless.
Rather tedious Hitchcock, but still heads above most suspensers.
Not Alfred Hitchcock at his best.
Possibly Hitchcock's worst movie. A crashing bore.
Audience Reviews for Topaz
- Boris Kusenov: He would never take it from an American. Now that I have given you this information, what are you going to do with it?
- American Official: Does he hate American money?
- Michael Nordstrom: He hates Americans. His son was killed at The Bay of Pigs.
- Boris Kusenov: I have used him. But he is of no use to you.
- Boris Kusenov: He is a security risk.
- Boris Kusenov: Ah! You have become smart.
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