Topaz [DVD] [1969]

  • SKU: 14904357
  • Release Date: 06/20/2006
  • Rating: PG
  • 5.0 (1)
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Special Features

  • "Topaz: An Appreciation" by film historian and critic Leonard Maltin
  • Three alternate endings
  • Storyboards: The Mendozas
  • Production photographs
  • Production notes
  • Theatrical trailer


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 Nordstrom (John Forsythe) and aristocratic anti-Castro Cuban Juanita (Karin Dor), who happens to be the girlfriend of pro-Castroite Rico Parra (John Vernon). The director seems to be in awe of the fact-based storyline, and as a result, the film is more cut-and-dried than most Hitchcock efforts. Three different endings were filmed for Topaz; the Laserdisc version carries all three, as does the print available to the American Movie Classics cable service. According to the MPAA, the film was originally rated M but later changed to PG; however, a number of home-video issues of Topaz officially list it as "Not Rated." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Frederick Stafford
    Frederick Stafford - Andre Devereaux
  • Dany Robin
    Dany Robin - Nicole Devereaux
  • John Vernon
    John Vernon - Rico Parra
  • Karin Dor
    Karin Dor - Juanita De Cordoba
  • Michel Piccoli
    Michel Piccoli - Jacques Granville

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