This is the first film version of George Orwell's haunting distopian classic 1984. Edmund O'brien stars as Winston Smith, and Michael Redgrave stars as O'Connor (O'brian in the novel). Winston is a man who lives in a totalitarian society where everything and everyone is controlled. Big Brother watches everyone and controls all. Winston works for a department that modifies newspapers and other historical records to make sure that the past matches up with what The Party currently says it should. He dares to rebel against society by falling in love with Julia.