November 25, 2008
Image Entertainment, Inc.
- Runtime: 112 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
In this Cold War thriller adapted from John Le CarrT'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?
An adaptation of John Le Carre's best seller about a disenchanted undercover agent. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Actor--Richard Burton, Best (Black-and-White) Art Direction--Set Direction.
Additional cast: Scot Finch (German Guide) and Anne Blake (Miss Crail).
Filmed at Ireland's Ardmore Studios and England's Shepperton Studios.
Copyright 1965 Salem Films, Ltd.