The Defector

  • 1966
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Spy

This might have made a fair TV movie if it hadn't been so confused and mushy. However, the addition of Clift took it out of the TV market and put it upscale. It didn't help. Clift looks terrible in the film. (He died shortly after finishing the movie). Clift is an American scientist recruited by McDowall to spy for the CIA while on vacation in East Germany....read more

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The Defector - Official Trailer
00:30 — 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 (more…)
(Movie Ciip) Serious Damage To The Brain
Rightly-suspected American spy Bower (Montgomery Clift, in his last film), grows worried about the new East German hotel room he's sent to, director ( (more…)
(Movie Ciip) You Will Tell Me
American scientist Bower (Montgomery Clift), recruited for a CIA mission, in Leipzig, in his first meeting with his canny East German antagonist Heinz (more…)
(Movie Ciip) Does The CIA Want Me?
Little explanation, from the opening frame, as Montgomery Clift, in his last performance, playing American scientist Bower, arrives in Munich, meeting (more…)
Escape from North Korea Trailer
02:21 — Trailer for the documentary The Defector: Escape from North Korea. Dragon smuggles North Korean defectors across borders for a living, and his latest (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: This might have made a fair TV movie if it hadn't been so confused and mushy. However, the addition of Clift took it out of the TV market and put it upscale. It didn't help. Clift looks terrible in the film. (He died shortly after finishing the movie). Cli… (more)

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