Robert Taylor
Director: Victor Saville Cast: Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
, Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
, Robert Flemyng
Robert Flemyng
Victor Saville

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Elizabeth Taylor played her first grown-up romantic lead in the Anglo-American melodrama Conspirator. Taylor portrays Melinda Greyton, the new bride of highly respected Major Michael Curraugh (Robert Taylor). It comes as quite a jolt when Melinda learns that her husband is actually a spy for the communists (ironically, Robert Taylor had been one of the friendliest of friendly witnesses during the HUAC hearings.) Much of the film takes place in a picturesque Welsh village, an unusual setting for a tense espionage yarn. Reversing the usual MGM "tailor the story to the stars" formula, the storyline in Conspirator is sometimes more compelling than its leading players. Still, Liz Taylor acquitted herself nicely, proving that she'd have little difficulty tackling meaty dramatic roles in future films.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/21/2009
UPC: 0883316173602
Original Release: 1949
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 22,710

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Taylor Maj. Michael Curragh
Elizabeth Taylor Melinda Greyton
Robert Flemyng Capt. Hugh Ladholme
Honor Blackman Joyce
Harold Warrender Col. Hammerbrook
Thora Hird Broaders
Marjorie Fielding Aunt Jessica
Wilfrid Hyde-White Lord Pennistone
Helen Haye Lady Witheringham
Jack Allen Raglan
Nicholas Bruce Alek
Marie Ney Lady Pennistone
Cyril Smith Inspector
Karel Stepanek Radek
Cicely Paget-Bowman Mrs. Hammerbrook

Technical Credits
Victor Saville Director
Sally Benson Screenwriter
Frank Clark Editor
Gerard Fairlie Screenwriter
Arthur Hornblow Producer
Tom Howard Special Effects
Alfred Junge Art Director
Skeets Kelly Cinematographer
John Wooldridge Score Composer
Freddie Young Cinematographer

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