The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (Martin Ritt – 1965) B+

Holds up very well and the black and white suits this dark spy thriller perfectly. Richard Burton delivers and excellent performance as British Agent Alec Leamas who is deep undercover in East Berlin during the cold war. Like pretty much all of John Le Carre spy stories this is about process, look and feel and what is being said or not said. It is not bombastic or thrilling and I love this stuff.

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