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 Released1965
DistributorParamount Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

In this award-winning Cold War thriller based on a John le Carré novel, a British spy goes to great lengths to uncover intelligence. After the MI6 seemingly fires former West Berlin office chief Alec Leamas, Germans recruit him as a potential defector. His ruse is exposed, but Leamas achieves his goal of learning the identity of a double agent. The discovery has consequences for the British and East German agents. 


Richard Burton

Claire Bloom

Oskar Werner

Sam Wanamaker

George Voskovec

Rupert Davies

Cyril Cusack

Peter van Eyck

Michael Hordern

Robert Hardy

Bernard Lee

Beatrix Lehmann


Directed by Martin Ritt

Produced by Martin Ritt

Screenplay by Paul Dehn and Guy Trosper

Cinematography by Oswald Morris

Edited by Anthony Harvey

Music by Sol Kaplan


Drama, Thriller

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