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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (film) Quotes

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (film) is a TV show that first aired in 1970 . The Spy Who Came in from the Cold completed its run in 1970.

It features Martin Ritt as producer, Sol Kaplan in charge of musical score, and Oswald Morris as head of cinematography.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (film) is 112 minutes long. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (film) is distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The cast includes: Richard Burton as Alec Leamas, Cyril Cusack as Control, Michael Hordern as Ashe, Claire Bloom as Nan Perry, Oskar Werner as Fiedler, Anne Blake as Miss Crail, and Sam Wanamaker as Peters.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (film) Quotes

Cyril Cusack as Control

  • (Cyril Cusack) "We have to live without sympathy, don't we? We can't do that forever. One can't stay out of doors all the time. One needs to come in from the cold."
  • (Richard Burton) "I'm an operator, Control, just an operator."
  • (Cyril Cusack) "There's a vacancy in Banking Section which might suit you."
  • (Richard Burton) "Sorry, I'm an operational man. I'll take my pension. I don't want a desk job."
  • (Cyril Cusack) "You don't know what's on the desk."
  • (Richard Burton) "Paper."
  • (Cyril Cusack) "I want you to stay, uh, out in the cold -- a little longer."

Richard Burton as Alec Leamas

  • (Richard Burton) "I'm a man, you fool. Don't you understand? A plain, simple, muddled, fat-headed human being. We have them in the West, you know."
  • (Richard Burton) "She offered me free love. At the time, that was all I could afford."
  • (Sam Wanamaker) "Tired?"
  • (Richard Burton) "Aren't you?"
  • (Sam Wanamaker) "No, I didn't have any drink with my supper."
  • (Richard Burton) "I didn't have any supper with my drink."
  • (Richard Burton) "Mundt was a Nazi, wasn't he?"
  • (Oskar Werner) "He was a member of the Hitler Youth -- as a boy."
  • (Richard Burton) "Now he's a grown-up Communist. He was what I would call -- available."
  • (Oskar Werner) "Like you --. Shall we begin? Let me start by asking you an amusing question."
  • (Richard Burton) "Let me start by asking you one. Make you laugh your head off. Where's my money? When can I go whatever -- whatever home is? And Carleton's gone home. Peters has gone home. What about me?"
  • (Oskar Werner) "The agreement was --"
  • (Richard Burton) "Agreement --. You've broken the bloody agreement and barring miracles my bloody neck too. The agreememnt was that I should be interrogated for two weeks in Holland, paid, and allowed to slip quietly back to England without anyone knowing. I'd have been away and nobody would have known if you haven't broken the story."
  • (Oskar Werner) "Just who the hell do you think you are? How dare you come sniffing in here like Napoleon ordering me about? You are a traitor. Does it occur to you? A wanted, spent, dishonest man, the lowest currency of the Cold War? We buy you; we sell you; we lose you; we even can shoot you. Not a bird would stir in the trees outside. Not even a single pheasant would turn his head to see what fell."
  • (Richard Burton) "I reserve the right to be ignorant. That's the Western way of life."
  • (Richard Burton) "What the hell do you think spies are? Moral philosophers measuring everything they do against the word of God or Karl Marx? They're not. They're just a bunch of seedy, squalid bastards like me: little men, drunkards, queers, hen-pecked husbands, civil servants playing cowboys and Indians to brighten their rotten little lives. Do you think they sit like monks in a cell, balancing right against wrong?"
  • (Richard Burton) "Before, he was evil and my enemy; now, he is evil and my friend."
  • (Richard Burton) "If ever I have to break your neck, I promise to do it with a minimum of force. Now, when do I get my bloody money?"

Michael Hordern as Ashe

(We don't have any quotes for this character)

Oskar Werner as Fiedler

  • (Oskar Werner) "Innocent people die every day. They might as well do so for a reason."

Anne Blake as Miss Crail

  • (Anne Blake) "Is your handwriting legible?"
  • (Richard Burton) "Except on weekends."

Claire Bloom as Nan Perry

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