The Deadly Affair

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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. Dobbs isn't at all sure as there are a number of anomalies that simply can't be explained away. Dobbs is also having trouble at home with his errant wife, whom he very much loves, having frequent affairs. He's also pleased to see an old friend, Dieter Frey, who he recruited after the war. With the assistance of a colleague and a retired policeman, Dobbs tries to piece together just who is the spy and who in fact assassinated Fennan.

  1. Paul Dehn


  2. Sidney Lumet


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  1. James Mason

    James Mason

    Charles Dobbs

  2. Simone Signoret

    Simone Signoret

    Elsa Fennan

  3. Maximilian Schell

    Maximilian Schell

    Dieter Frey

  4. Harriet Andersson

    Harriet Andersson

    Ann Dobbs

  5. Harry Andrews

    Harry Andrews

    Inspector Mendel

  6. Kenneth Haigh

    Kenneth Haigh

    Bill Appleby

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

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  • January 26, 1967



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