The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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  • Genre(s): Drama Thriller
  • Release year: 1965
  • Running time: 112 min
The acclaimed, best-selling novel by John le Carré, about a Cold War spy on one final dangerous mission in East Germany, is transmuted by director Martin Ritt (Hud, Norma Rae) into a film every bit as precise and ruthless as the book. Academy... read more
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The acclaimed, best-selling novel by John le Carré, about a Cold War spy on one final dangerous mission in East Germany, is transmuted by director Martin Ritt (Hud, Norma Rae) into a film every bit as precise and ruthless as the book. Academy Award-nominated Richard Burton (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Becket,1984) is superb as Alec Leamas, whose relationship with the beautiful librarian Nan, played by Claire Bloom (Hamlet, A Streetcar Named Desire), puts his assignment in jeopardy.Winner of 4 BAFTA Awards (including Best British Film) The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a hard-edged and tragic thriller, suffused with the political and social consciousness that defined Ritt’s career. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

Original Release

05/26/1965

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Cast

Richard Burton Alec Leamas
Claire Bloom Nan Perry
Oskar Werner Fiedler
Sam Wanamaker Peters
Rupert Davies George Smiley
Cyril Cusack Control
Peter van Eyck Hans-Dieter Mundt (as Peter Van Eyck)
Michael Hordern Ashe
Robert Hardy Dick Carlton
Bernard Lee Patmore
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Martin Ritt, Guy Trosper, Paul Dehn

Writers

Guy Trosper, Paul Dehn, John le Carré

Cast

Richard Burton Alec Leamas
Claire Bloom Nan Perry
Oskar Werner Fiedler
Sam Wanamaker Peters
Rupert Davies George Smiley
Cyril Cusack Control
Peter van Eyck Hans-Dieter Mundt (as Peter Van Eyck)
Michael Hordern Ashe
Robert Hardy Dick Carlton
Bernard Lee Patmore
Beatrix Lehmann Tribunal President
Esmond Knight Old Judge
Niall MacGinnis German Checkpoint Guard
Scott Finch German Guide
Anne Blake Miss Crail
George Mikell German Checkpoint Guard
Richard Marner Vopo Captain
Warren Mitchell Mr. Zanfrello
Steve Plytas East German Judge
Tom Stern CIA Agent

Producers

Martin Ritt Producer
Guy Trosper Producer
Paul Dehn Producer

Editors

Anthony Harvey

1966 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1966 Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White Nominated
1966 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor Won
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