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Beyond the Curtain (1960)

| Drama | April 1960 (UK)
East German refugee Karin finds herself back at home in Dresden when the flight on which she is stewardess, between Berlin and the West, is forced down. She is then used by the State police... See full summary »

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Compton Bennett

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John Cresswell (screenplay), Compton Bennett (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Greene ... Capt. Jim Kyle
Eva Bartok ... Karin von Seefeldt
Marius Goring ... Hans Körtner
Lucie Mannheim ... Frau von Seefeldt
Andree Melly ... Linda (as Andrée Melly)
George Mikell George Mikell ... Pieter von Seefeldt
John Welsh ... Turner
Denis Shaw ... Krumm
Annette Carell ... Governor
Gaylord Cavallaro Gaylord Cavallaro ... Twining
Leonard Sachs Leonard Sachs ... Waiter
Brian Wilde ... Bill Seddon
Steve Plytas Steve Plytas ... Zimmerman
Guy Kingsley Poynter Guy Kingsley Poynter ... Capt. Law
André Mikhelson André Mikhelson ... Russian Colonel
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Storyline

East German refugee Karin finds herself back at home in Dresden when the flight on which she is stewardess, between Berlin and the West, is forced down. She is then used by the State police to find her wanted brother, so when colleague - and fiancé - Jim arrives to get her back to the western sector of Berlin, he has to watch his back. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fuga dos Malsinados See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Martin Films Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

Goofs

After the flight crew is taken into the holding room by the local political officers, Karin lights up a cigarette in spite of the Rauchen Verboten (No Smoking) sign clearly visible on the wall behind her. The military guard doesn't say a word as she continues to smoke. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: BERLIN 1960 See more »

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On the run from your past catching up with you.
27 April 2018 | by clanciaiSee all my reviews

This is another of those cold war thrillers with manhunts in the ruins of Berlin, this one from the year before the Berlin wall was put up. For some reason this one has been neglected and almost ignored, presumed to be outdated and totally overshadowed by the earlier masterpieces by Carol Reed ("The Third Man", "The Man Between"), "The Big Lift" 1948 and others, but this is actually in line with them and not much worse although more modern. Eva Bartok makes a fully convincing character torn between east and west, between her loyalties to her background and family in Dresden and her love for an American in West Berlin - the scenes from the night clubs in West Berlin are almost sarcastically reminiscent of the much earlier very decadent Berlin of the 20s and 30s - little seems to have changed since then. The insights in Eastern Germany and Dresden are also very revealing as not much different from the Nazi days - Eva Bartok's aristocratic family villa has been taken over by a former Nazi Gauleiter now in the service of DDR.

Richard Greene looks curiously much like Tom Hanks,and his character is even similar to most Hanks characters. It's an interesting film, Marius Goring as the doctor also torn asunder by his duties and loyalties and weakness for Eva is perhaps the most interesting character. The final tunnel chase is all too reminiscent of the final hunt in "The Third Man" but totally different.


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