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The Deadly Affair (John le Carré\'s The Deadly Affair) (1967)

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James Mason James Mason
Charles Dobbs
Simone Signoret Simone Signoret
Elsa Fennan
Maximilian Schell Maximilian Schell
Dieter Frey
Harriet Andersson Harriet Andersson
Ann Dobbs
Harry Andrews Harry Andrews
Inspector Mendel
Kenneth Haigh Kenneth Haigh
Bill Appleby
Roy Kinnear Roy Kinnear
Adam Scarr
Max Adrian Max Adrian
Morton - Adviser


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Paul Dehn Paul Dehn
(screenplay)


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Description: The Deadly Affair is a 1966 British espionage–thriller film, based on John le Carré's first novel Call for the Dead. The film stars James Mason, Harry Andrews, Simone Signoret and Maximilian Schell. It was directed by Sidney Lumet from a script by Paul Dehn. In the movie, a Columbia Pictures production, the central character is renamed Charles Dobbs since Paramount owned the film rights to the name George Smiley, the central character of the novel and many other le Carré books. Paramount acquired the film rights to the character name when filming The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. The soundtrack was composed by Quincy ... (more)
Release date: 7 April 1967
Tags: Drama (2), Thriller (2), Spy (1), Espionage (1), Adaptation (1), Murder (1), Investigation (1), London (1), 1960s (1), 1966 (1), Based On Book (1), Wife (1), Double Agent (1), Eurospy (1)
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"Charles Dobbs is a British secret agent investigating the apparent suicide of Foreign Office official Samuel Fennan. Dobbs suspects that Fennan’s wife, Elsa, a survivor of a Nazi Germany extermination camp, might have some clues, but other officials want Dobbs to drop the case. So Dobbs hires a retiring inspector, Mendel, to quietly make inquiries. Sidney Lumet's The Deadly Affair is a very compelling spy procedural, anchored by James Mason playing John le Carre's George Smiley (though named"


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