The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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Overview

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. Guy Trosper

    Screenplay

  2. Paul Dehn

    Screenplay

  3. John le Carré

    Novel

  4. Martin Ritt

    Director

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  1. Richard Burton

    Richard Burton

    Alec Leamas

  2. Claire Bloom

    Claire Bloom

    Nan Perry

  3. Oskar Werner

    Oskar Werner

    Fiedler

  4. Sam Wanamaker

    Sam Wanamaker

    Peters

  5. George Voskovec

    George Voskovec

    East German Defense Attorney

  6. Rupert Davies

    Rupert Davies

    George Smiley

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 52m

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  • December 16, 1965
    Theatrical

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Featured Review

A review by John Chard

8.0
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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