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Restore "Gromek's Brother Scenes" and Herrmann's score for Torn Curtain

Gromek's Brother scenes is one of Hitchcock's suspense scenes that was deleted from Torn Curtain. Wolfgang Kieling played Gromek and Gromek's brother. The Scenes with Gromek's older brother was originally part of the final cut. Wolfgang Kieling (Gromek in this film) wrote in his autobiography that it was Paul Newman who wanted Gromek's older brother scenes to be removed from the final cut. Wolfgang Kieling also played Gromek's older brother. Bernard Herrmann composed 2 cues for Gromek's brother scenes. They are called "Photos" and "Sausage."

According to Truffaut/Hitchcock Interview, Alfred Hitchcock told Francois Truffaut that he is giving "Gromek's brother" scenes to Truffaut. Truffaut told Hitchcock that he will look at these scenes and then turn them over to Henri Langlois for the Cinematheque Francaise. But Nobody checked at Cinmatheque Francaise to find out if they have this scene or not.

Valuable Information about Gromek's brother scenes are available here.

Bernard Herrmann was able to record 9 cues or more for this film (From the cue "Prelude" to the cue "The Travel Desk") before Alfred Hitchcock fired him. Unfortunately, only 3 cues from original recording have been released on disc. Those 3 cues are Prelude, The Ship, and Radiogram. It is important to release Bernard Herrmann's other recorded cues for Torn Curtain, because Bernard Herrmann is considered as one of the best composers in the film industry. He was also a mentor to Film Composer John Williams.

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