The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold ★★★ ½ 1965

The acclaimed adaptation of the John Le Carre novel about an aging British spy who attempts to infiltrate the East German agency. Prototypical Cold War thriller, with emphasis on de-glamorizing espionage. Gritty and superbly realistic with a documentary style which hampered it at the boxoffice. 110m/B VHS, DVD . Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom, Sam Wanamaker, Peter Van Eyck, Cyril Cusack, Rupert Davies, Michael Hordern; D: Martin Ritt; W: Paul Dehn, Guy Trosper; C: Oswald Morris; M: Sol Kaplan. British Acad. '66: Film; Golden Globes '66: Support. Actor (Werner).