A Spy's Family Is Divided by His Portrayal on Film

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Former CIA Director William Colby comes off as cold, mysterious and ultimately suicidal in his son's recent documentary, The Man Nobody Knew. The rest of Colby's family disagrees.

The documentary, by Carl Colby, examines Colby at length, and paints a portait of diligence and duty to country that came cloaked at all times in secrecy. (The Atlantic spoke at length with the younger Colby about the film.)

But Colby's step-mother and his siblings attack the film's portrayal of William Colby in interviews with The Washington Post, saying the son distorted the father's image to make a more gripping film.


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