Articles tagged richard burton

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

This is easily one of Burton’s best performances in a long career of great roles. He embodies so eloquently the ambivalence of the Cold War and the sad fiction of the “sexy spy”.

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26 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Bitter Victory (1957)

Perhaps the most vehemently anti-war film of its era, Bitter Victory has no time for Greatest Generation mythologizing.

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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965)

Martin Ritt coaxes a performance from Richard Burton that reveals Leamas as a full-fledged existential hero.

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