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The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Martin Ritt


In this Cold War thriller adapted from John Le Carr's novel, British Intelligence agent Alec Leamas takes on a final assignment before his retirement. His job: make believe he's a defector to get into East Germany and ruin a spy ring run by a German agent. However, it turns out to be a tricky assignment. After entering East Germany, Alec soon realizes he's caught in a trap that's been set for him. Meanwhile, he finds himself falling in love with Nan Perry, a Communist librarian. But can the two find happiness in the midst of all the deceit that goes hand-in-hand with the spy trade?

Film Info

RUNTIME - 112 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1965

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Region 1

NTSC

Keep Case

2-Disc Set

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Director

Martin Ritt

Producer

Martin Ritt

Screenwriter

Guy Trosper

Screenwriter

Paul Dehn

Star(s)

Rupert Davies

Star(s)

Michael Hordern

Star(s)

Robert Hardy

Star(s)

Oskar Werner

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Press

"Burton is terrific....Oskar Werner matches Burton's performance as an ambitious Jewish communist agent who is hungry to displace his ex-Nazi superior."

- Mike Clark, USA Today

"Burton is sexily morose....[The actors] pull you into a fascinatingly crabbed, paranoid world." -- Grade: B+

- Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly

 

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