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The Deadly Affair (1966) was a Thriller/Suspense - Drama Film directed by Sidney Lumet and produced by Sidney Lumet.

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By Rick29 on Aug 7, 2023 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

James Mason as Charles Dobbs.The Deadly Affair (1967). James Mason stars as Charles Dobbs--a renamed George Smiley--in Sidney Lumet's moderately successful adaptation of John Le Carre's novel Call for the Dead. The plot is more mystery than espionage as Dobbs tries to discover whether a diplomat (re... Read full article

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Charles Dobbs: [to Ann about her nymphomania] I've never held your appetites against you. The unaddicted shouldn't blame the addicted.

Bill Appleby: I want to live to see the advisor eating his own vomit.

Ann Dobbs: [shouting] How can you be so aggressive about your job and so gentle about me?
Charles Dobbs: I've always thought that... being aggressive was the way to... keep my job and being gentle was the way to keep you,
[after a reflective pause]
Charles Dobbs: Well, I've lost my job, haven't I?

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Candice Bergen was first choice as James Mason's unfaithful wife.
'John Le Carré''s hero George Smiley was renamed Charles Dobbs because Paramount had the rights to the Smiley name after producing The Spy Who Came in from the Cold the year before - also scripted by Paul Dehn - and later co-produced (with the BBC) the two mini-series with Alec Guinness as Smiley: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Smiley's People. Also re-named was Dieter Freey as Smiley's antagonist, Hans-Dieter Mundt (Peter van Eyck in The Spy Who Came In From The Cold).
Body count 6.
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