The Deadly Affair

The Deadly Affair

Directed by Sidney Lumet • 1967 • United Kingdom
Starring Simone Signoret, James Mason, Harry Andrews

This superlative adaptation of a novel by John le Carré stars James Mason as a British secret agent drawn into a web of intrigue when he begins investigating the suspicious suicide of a high-ranking colleague. With its intelligent script, crisp direction by Sidney Lumet, and top-notch cast—including Simone Signoret as the dead man’s wife, a concentration-camp survivor—THE DEADLY AFFAIR sets the gears of conspiracy and espionage turning with the precision of a Swiss timepiece. Astrud Gilberto sings the languorous, bossa-nova-inspired theme song by Quincy Jones.

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The Deadly Affair
  • The Deadly Affair

    Directed by Sidney Lumet • 1967 • United Kingdom
    Starring Simone Signoret, James Mason, Harry Andrews

    This superlative adaptation of a novel by John le Carré stars James Mason as a British secret agent drawn into a web of intrigue when he begins investigating the suspicious suicide of a high-ran...