The film's subversive jokiness lurks underneath a sheen of romance and the trappings of a spy story, but there's no mistaking how le Carré's pointy tongue is lodged painfully deep in his cheek.
This is family-friendly fare that might give you just a bit of an embarrassed blush to put on for kids, but it's spirited fun that carries a flavor of old-fashioned movie serials.
Rita Hayworth, clad in an eye-catching orange gown, burns up the screen in the torrid 1953 drama "Miss Sadie Thompson," now given a Blu-ray release in both 3D and conventional 2D formats by Twilight Time.
This zippy thriller sports all the accessories of the genre but then opens up into a larger, and deadlier, scheme.
Combining a horror story within a women-in-prison film ends with hilariously bad results in Shout Factory's latest retro Blu-ray.