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Conspirator
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,… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In the unfolding of the major theme the story lacks dramatic intensity, and little effort is made to justify the action of the central character."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"An utterly dreadful spy/romance tale."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The anguish of a young wife who discovers that her husband is a Soviet spy becomes an occasion of torment for all of us before the Capitol's new film runs its course."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"A depressing film that might have made more sense with a screenplay by someone like Graham Greene."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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