The Looking Glass War

The Looking Glass War

Frank Pierson (1969)

12 Certificate


Our Score
The spymasters come out best, but that's because they're played by Ralph Richardson and Paul Rogers in this John le Carré adaptation in which a Polish refugee (Christopher Jones) is persuaded to enter East Germany to verify Russian missile sites. The foot soldiers of espionage (including a young Anthony Hopkins) have a tough time of it, and its Cold War climate now seems long ago and far away.


A Polish defector is recruited by British Intelligence and sent on a dangerous mission behind the Iron Curtain to acquire a top-secret film. Espionage thriller based on John Le Carre's novel, starring Christopher Jones, Ralph Richardson and Anthony Hopkins.

Cast & Crew

Actor Christopher Jones
Actor Pia Degermark
Actor Ralph Richardson
Actor Anthony Hopkins
Director Frank Pierson

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. LtdGuidance: Contains violence and swearing.Available on: video and DVD