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The Troubling Fate of a 1973 Film About the First Black Man in the C.I.A. | The New Yorker - KOLUMN
Ivan Dixon’s 1973 film, “The Spook Who Sat by the Door,” which is playing at Metrograph from Friday through Sunday (it’s also on DVD and streaming), is a political fiction, based on a novel by Sam Greenlee, about the first black man in the C.I.A.