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FULL SYNOPSIS

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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Robert Taylor
as Maj. Michael Curragh
Elizabeth Taylor
as Melinda Greyton
Robert Flemyng
as Capt. Hugh Ladholme
Harold Warrender
as Col. Hammerbrook
Honor Blackman
as Joyce
Thora Hird
as Broaders
Wilfrid Hyde-White
as Lord Pennistone
Marjorie Fielding
as Aunt Jessica
Helen Haye
as Lady Witheringham
Karel Stepanek
as Radek
Marie Ney
as Lady Pennistone
Nicholas Bruce
as Alek

Crew

Victor Saville
Director
Arthur Hornblow, Jr.
Producer
Sally Benson
Screenwriter
Freddie Young
Cinematographer
Skeets Kelly
Cinematographer
John Wooldridge
Composer (Music Score)
Alfred Junge
Art Director
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