The acclaimed, best-selling novel by John le Carre, about a Cold War spy on one final dangerous mission in East Germany, is transmuted by director Martin Ritt into a film every bit as precise and ruthless as the book. Richard Burton plays Alec Leamas, whose relationship with a beautiful librarian, puts his assignment in jeopardy.
The Criterion collection
The Criterion collection ; 452
Espionage, Communist -- Drama.
Espionage, East German -- Drama.
Intelligence service -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Moles (Spies) -- Drama.
Smiley, George (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Spies -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Burton, Richard, 1925-1984.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Dehn, Paul, 1912-1976.
Le Carré, John, 1931- Spy who came in from the cold.
Morris, Oswald, 1915-2014.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Ritt, Martin, 1914-1990.
Trosper, Guy, 1911-1963.
Wanamaker, Sam, 1919-1993.
Werner, Oskar, 1922-1984.