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Topaz(1969)

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Hitchcock shot two versions with completely different endings. Both endings are featured in the laserdisc version.

In an earlier version Andre' Deveraux and Granville, the russian spy, agree to have an old fashioned duel with pistols in an empty stadium. But before the duel begins, Granville is shot in the back by a russian sniper to silence him. This finale was deleted and a new one shot, because early audiences didn't like it. These scenes were considered lost for many years, until director Richard Franklin discovered that they had been lying for years in a can in Hitchcock's garage and were given by his daughter to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences after her father's death.

The new ending takes place at Paris airport; Deveraux and his wife are leaving for America and see Granville boarding a plane to the USSR. He salutes them. Deveraux explains to his wife why he let Grainville leave. The last scene shows someone throwing a newspaper on a bench. The camera shows the headline and then pans to the Paris Arc de Triomphe, the same pictured in the opening shots.

In the German Version the movie ends with Granville going in his house. We hear him shoting himself.

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