The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

TitleThe Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1965
AuthorsRitt, Martin
Running Time112 minutes
Date Released12/16/1965
DistributorParamount Pictures
CountryUnited Kingdom
Publication LanguageEnglish

In this award-winning Cold War thriller based on a 1963 novel of the same title by John le Carré, a British spy goes to great lengths to uncover intelligence. At the height of the Cold War, British spy Alec Leamas (Richard Burton) is nearly ready to retire, but first he has to take on one last dangerous assignment. Going deep undercover, he poses as a drunken, disgraced former MI5 agent in East Germany in order to gain information about colleagues who have been captured. When he himself is thrown in jail and interrogated, Leamas finds himself caught in a sinister labyrinth of plots and counter-plots unlike anything in his long career.

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