People, Feb. 3, 1975

The tall man in the London-tailored suit and woolen muffler sipped his coffee and carefully observed the husky blond in the pea jacket. Then embattled ex-CIA Director Richard Helms threw caution to the wind. He stepped over to ask whether "I was encountering as many difficulties as he had been experiencing lately," explained Robert Bedford. The star is playing a CIA man on the run in the film adaptation of James Grady's novel Six Days of the Condor. Helms had dropped by at the suggestion of the movie's director, Sydney Pollack. Helms did not...

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