Topaz (1969)

What is TOPAZ? Is TOPAZ a person? A code name? A mystery? It’s all of these and more.

I watched this 1969 Universal Pictures Drama/Spy Thriller Alfred Hitchcock’s “Topaz” on Netflix DVD. This was the extended cut at 143 minutes. Don’t miss the Hitchcock cameo, about 30 minutes into the film. The defection of a high-ranking Soviet intelligence officer, Boris Kusenov, and his family, to the United States, could shed valuable information on what the Russians were setting up in Cuba, in 1962. CIA agent Mike Nordstrom learns of the missiles with nuclear warheads and recruits French agent André Devereaux to prove this intelligence.

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Sean Connery 007 has Died

Sir Sean Connery was born August 25, 1930 in Edinburgh, Scotland. At 16 he joined the Royal Navy and after his discharge he worked as a milkman, lorry driver, lifeguard. Artist’s model, coffin polisher and a stage hand before he started acting. Some of his films were, The Longest Day, Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds are Forever,

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Diana Rigg Passes Away

Diana Rigg, or as I remember her best, Emma Peel of the Avengers, died September the 10th, 2020, in her home, at the age of 82. She was born in Doncaster, England in 1938 and lived in India, her dad was a Bikaner State Railway executive until she was 8 years old.

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