The Deadly Affair

The Deadly Affair

Director: Sidney Lumet Cast: James Mason, Simone Signoret, Maximilian Schell



John LeCarre's Call for the Dead was the basis for this gloomy, complex spy story. James Mason plays a British secret agent puzzled by the sudden suicide of Foreign Office higher-up Robert Flemyng. Mason had worked on Flemyng's security clearance himself, and can't fathom what personality quirk he might have missed. The agent suspects that the dead man's wife (Simone Signoret), a concentration camp survivor, may hold the answer to Flemyng's despair, but the Foreign Office wants Mason to drop the case. Mason hires retiring Inspector Harry Andrews to do some private detective work. What Mason and Andrews find out is more insidious than they've imagined; worse, Mason is saddled with a new dilemma--his wife (Harriet Andersson) has been unfaithful with a colleague (Maximillian Schell).

Product Details

Release Date: 11/23/2010
UPC: 0043396369467
Original Release: 1967
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures Home

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Mason Charles Dobbs
Simone Signoret Elsa Fennan
Maximilian Schell Dieter Frey
Harriet Andersson Anna Dobbs
Lynn Redgrave Virgin
Harry Andrews Inspector Mendel
Kenneth Haigh Bill Appleby
Roy Kinnear Adam Scarr
Max Adrian Adviser
Robert Flemyng Samuel Fennan
Corin Redgrave David
David Warner Edward
Michael Bryant Gaveston
Paul Hardwick Young Mortimer
Charles Kay Lightborn
Timothy West Matrevis
Les White Harek
June Murphy Witch
Frank Williams Second Witch
John Dimech Waiter
Julian Sherrier Waiter
Petra Markham Daughter at Theater
Dennis Shaw Landlord
Maria Charles Blonde
Amanda Walker Brunette
Sheraton Blount Eunice Scarr
Janet Hargreaves Ticket Clerk
Michael Brennan Barman
Richard Steele Businessman
Gertan Klauber Businessman
Margaret Lacey Mrs. Bird
Murray Brown Actor
William Dysart Actor
David Quilter Actor
Leslie Sands Inspector
Terence Sewards Actor
Astrud Gilberto Singer

Technical Credits
Sidney Lumet Director,Producer
Jill Carpenter Makeup
Thelma Connell Editor
Pamela Cornell Set Decoration/Design
Paul Dehn Screenwriter
John Howell Art Director
Quincy Jones Score Composer
Denis O'Dell Producer
Ted Sturgis Asst. Director
Cynthia Tingey Costumes/Costume Designer
Freddie Young Cinematographer

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