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The Deadly Affair


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| Film | United Kingdom | Colour | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller | 1h 55min |
| Stars: James Mason, Simone Signoret, Maximilian Schell | Director: Sidney Lumet

A Foreign Office man apparently commits suicide; his colleague is unconvinced and finally uncovers a spy ring

From the author of ‘The Spy Who Came in from the Cold’


British actor James Mason wears a black dinner jacket and bow tie
Charles Dobbs
Simone Signoret
Elsa Fennan
Maximilian Schell
Dieter Frey
Harriet Andersson
Ann Dobbs
Harry Andrews
Inspector Mendel
Kenneth Haigh
Bill Appleby
Roy Kinnear
Adam Scarr
Max Adrian
Morton – Adviser
Lynn Redgrave
Virgin Bumpus
Robert Flemyng
Samuel Fennan
Leslie Sands
Corin Redgrave
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Compulsive if heavy-going thriller from the sour-about-spies era, deliberately glum, photographed against the shabbiest possible London backgrounds in muddy colour. Solidly entertaining for sophisticated grown-ups. (Halliwell’s)


Main title from The Deadly Affair (1967) (7)


Sidney Lumet
Director / Producer
Paul Dehn
Writer (screenplay)


Columbia Pictures Corporation
Production company
Sidney Lumet Film Productions
Production company
British Lion-Columbia Distributors (BLC)
Distribution company