Beyond the Curtain

Beyond the Curtain

Compton Bennett (1960)

U Certificate


Our Score
This shoddy propaganda piece is the kind of bargain-basement nonsense that gives low-budget features a bad name. Based on a pulp novel called Thunder Above, it stars Richard Greene as a pilot who drops behind the Iron Curtain to prise air hostess Eva Bartok out of the clutches of the communists, who seem to think her kidnapping will give them match point in the Cold War. Faced with a dismal script and locations that would shame poverty row, the unfortunate cast doesn't even try to convince. Quite a comedown for The Seventh Veil director, Compton Bennett.


A daring pilot agrees to rescue a defecting stewardess from East Germany. Cold War drama, starring Richard Greene, Eva Bartok, Marius Goring and John Welsh.

Cast & Crew

Captain Jim Kyle Richard Greene
Karin von Seefeldt Eva Bartok
Hans Koertner Marius Goring
Frau von Seefeldt Lucie Mannheim
Linda Andrée Melly
Pieter George Mikell
Turner John Welsh
Krumm Denis Shaw
Twining Gaylord Cavallaro
Governor Annette Karell
Waiter Leonard Sachs
Director Compton Bennett
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdAvailable on: DVD