The Deadly Affair (1966)

The Deadly Affair


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John LeCarre's Call for the Dead was the basis for this gloomy, complex spy story. James Mason plays a British secret agent puzzled by the sudden suicide of Foreign Office higher-up Robert Flemyng. Mason had worked on Flemyng's security clearance himself, and can't fathom what personality quirk he might have missed. The agent suspects that the dead man's wife (Simone Signoret), a concentration camp survivor, may hold the answer to Flemyng's despair, but the Foreign Office wants Mason to drop the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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Sony Pictures Entertainment


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as Bill Appleby

as Adam Scarr

as Adviser

as Samuel Fennan

as Edward

as Young Mortimer

as Lightborn

as Matrevis

as Harek

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as Landlord

as Brunette

as Eunice Scarr

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Top-notch spy thriller for the thinking man.

Full Review… | May 19, 2011
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Good meditative spy movie full of 60's atmosphere. A low key gem.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Another why-haven't-I-heard-of-this Lumet film. A solid spy thriller, doesn't break to much ground but once again shows that Lumet can tell a great story. After this and the Hill, Harry Andrews is becoming a new favorite actor. Oh yeah, a fantastic 60's jazz score by Quincy Jones.

Grifty G

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