The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.

  1. John le Carré


  2. Martin Ritt


  3. Guy Trosper


  4. Paul Dehn


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  1. Richard Burton

    Richard Burton

    Alec Leamas

  2. Claire Bloom

    Claire Bloom

    Nan Perry

  3. Oskar Werner

    Oskar Werner


  4. Sam Wanamaker

    Sam Wanamaker


  5. Jiří Voskovec

    Jiří Voskovec

    East German Defense Attorney

  6. Rupert Davies

    Rupert Davies

    George Smiley

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 52m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • December 16, 1965



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Frosty reception assured.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is directed by Martin Ritt and adapted to screenplay by Paul Dehn and Guy Trosper from the novel of the same name written by John le Carré. It stars Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner, Peter van Eyck, Sam Wanamaker, Rupert Davies and Cyril Cusack. Music is by Sol Kaplan and cinematography by Oswald Morris.

Disillusioned spy Alex Leamas (Burton) returns from Berlin and is required to "come in from the cold" and work in a stable everyday job environment. But this is just a small piece of a much bigger jigsaw… From start to... read the rest.

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