THE LOOKING GLASS WAR

GB
1970
1hr 47mins
Dir: Frank Pierson
Starring: Anthony Hopkins and Susan George

Given the incentive of political asylum, a defector is sent on an espioange mission behind the Iron Curtain

This incredibly dull neo-noir spy thriller is based on the eponymous John le CarrĂ© novel of 1965. It has a sequence early on whereby the authorities are looking at photographs taken in ‘Kalkstadt railway yard’ showing what is believed to be the outline of a Soviet missile. In reality, the railway yard is somewhere in Britain as a Class 37 diesel is visible.

This is the shot of the railway yard, and a ‘split-box’ Class 37 is on the right beneath the bridge