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Ring of Spies (1964)

This intriguing drama is based on the true story of the Portland spy ring – a Soviet operation active in southern England from the late 1950s until January 1961 when the core members were arrested.

Produced in 1964, Ring of Spies charts a duel between Soviet intelligence and British counter-espionage, and a trade in deadly secrets directed from a bungalow at 45 Cranley Drive in suburban Ruislip, hidden for years from unsuspecting neighbours and British spy catchers.

William Sylvester is a smooth charmer as the Russian spy Konon T Molody.

Bernard Lee gives a fine performance as the alcoholic Henry Houghton who steals files from the safe at the Portland Naval Establishment.

BAFTA-winning actors Margaret Tyzack and David Kossoff give accomplished
performances in this gritty, unglamorous Cold War thriller.

Released in some markets as Shadow of Treason.

Henry Houghton
Bernard Lee
Gordon Lonsdale (Konon T Molody)
William Sylvester
Elizabeth Gee
Margaret Tyzack
Peter Kroger
David Kossoff
Helen Kroger
Nancy Nevinson
Cmdr. Winters
Thorley Walters
Chief Supt. Croft
Derek Francis
Supt. Woods
Hector Ross
Captain Warner
Patrick Barr
Christina
Justine Lord
Marjorie Shaw
Gillian Lewis
PO Meadows
Newton Blick
Captain Ray
Philip Latham
Anderson
Cyril Chamberlain

Director
Robert Tronson