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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,… More

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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