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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
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Richard Burton Richard Burton
Alec Leamas
Claire Bloom Claire Bloom
Nan Perry
Oskar Werner Oskar Werner
Sam Wanamaker Sam Wanamaker
George Voskovec George Voskovec
East German Defense Attorney
Rupert Davies Rupert Davies
George Smiley
Cyril Cusack Cyril Cusack
Peter van Eyck Peter van Eyck
Hans-Dieter Mundt

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John Le Carré’s acclaimed bestselling novel about a Cold War spy on one final, dangerous mission is every bit as precise and ruthless on-screen in this adaptation directed by Martin Ritt. Richard Burton delivers one of his career-defining performances as Alec Leamas, whose hesitant but deeply felt relationship with a beautiful librarian (Claire Bloom) puts what he hopes will be his last assignment, in East Germany, in jeopardy. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a hard-edged and finally tragic thriller, suffused with the political and social consciousness that defined Ritt’s career. —The Criterion Collection
UPC: 097360650945
Tags: Spy (5), 1965 (4), Espionage (4), Drama (4), Thriller (3), Cold War (3), London (3), Conspiracy (3), Black And White (2), 60's (2), Interrogation (2), Netherlands (2), Berlin (2), Betrayal (2), UK (1), HQ (1), 1960s (1), 1960's (1)
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