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The Looking Glass War1969

The Looking Glass War (1969)





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In this Cold War espionage-thriller, adapted from the novel of John Le Carre, two veteran British intelligence operatives, Leclerc (Ralph Richardson) and Haldane (Paul Rogers), recruit a young Polish defector (Christopher Jones) to check on some missiles in East Germany. Avery (Anthony Hopkins) is the British agent assigned to help him to cross the East German border. Once behind the Iron Curtain, the recruit meets a sympathetic German girl (Pia Degermark) who tries to help him to evade the East German secret police and to complete his assignment. ~ Yuri German, Rovi


Pia Degermark
as The Girl
Paul Rogers
as Haldane
Maxine Audley
as Babs Leclerc
Guy Deghy
as Fritsche
Frederick Jaeger
as Captain Lansen
Sylvia Langova
as East German Woman
Russell Lewis
as Avery's Child
Paul Maxwell
as CIA Man
Michael Robbins
as Truck Driver
Cyril Shaps
as East German Detective
Ernst Walder
as Radio Engineer
David Scheuer
as Russian Officer
Angela Down
as Chelsea Girl
Robert Wilde
as English Policeman
Anna Massey
as Avery's Wife
Vivian Pickles
as Mrs. King
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All Critics (3)

...smarter than your average spy movie...

September 24, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

They feel like real le Carré, people, even though this sympathetic, hard- pressed movie is never really enough of a le Carré, film.

July 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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