The Deadly Affair (1967) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Deadly Affair

Sidney Lumet, 1967

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A Deadly Affair
John le Carré, 1962

The Deadly Affair is a movie directed by Sidney Lumet in 1967 and based on the book A Deadly Affair by John le Carré, first published in 1962. The movie features James Mason, Maximilian Schell, Simone Signoret, Harriet Andersson, Harry Andrews, Kenneth Haigh, and others.

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RATING

6.8

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Deadly Affair (Sidney Lumet, 1967)

7.6

/ 10

Book Cover: A Deadly Affair (John le Carré, 1962)

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Storyline

In 1960s London, Charles Dobbs is a staid MI5 operative investigating Foreign Office official Samuel Fennan, a former Communist who apparently commits suicide. Dobbs discovers this to be a lie, and as a result Dobbs suspects that Elsa, a survivor of a Nazi extermination camp, might have some clues regarding Fennan’s death.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Deadly Affair, the 1967 movie by Sidney Lumet

Year

1967

Minutes

107

Movie Rate

6.80

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Deadly Affair

Country: UK

Year: 1967

Length: 1h47m

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Cover of A Deadly Affair, the 1962 book by John le Carré

Year

1962

Pages

157

Book Rate

7.62

S: Goodreads

Book

A Deadly Affair

Country: UK

First published in: 1962

Length: 157 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Poster of The Deadly Affair, the 1967 movie by Sidney Lumet

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7 votes

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IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of A Deadly Affair, the 1962 book by John le Carré

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