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The Ipcress File (1965)

 -  Thriller  -  2 August 1965 (USA)
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In London, a counter espionage agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nigel Green ...
Dalby
Guy Doleman ...
Sue Lloyd ...
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Carswell
Aubrey Richards ...
Radcliffe
Frank Gatliff ...
Bluejay
Thomas Baptiste ...
Barney
Oliver MacGreevy ...
Housemartin (as Oliver Macgreevy)
Freda Bamford ...
Alice
Pauline Winter ...
Charlady
Anthony Blackshaw ...
Edwards
Barry Raymond ...
Gray
David Glover ...
Chilcott-Oakes
Stanley Meadows ...
Inspector Keightley
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Storyline

A number of leading Western scientists have been kidnapped only to reappear a fews days later. Unfortunately, each scientist has been brainwashed and is now completely useless. The British send their agent, Harry Palmer, to investigate. Palmer is surprised to be selected for such a mission (considering his past) and believes he has been chosen because he is expendable. Written by Dave Jenkins <david.jenkins@smallworld.co.uk>

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Harry Saltzman hated director Sidney J. Furie and his oddball style and went so far as to bar him from the editing room. According to Furie, Saltzman also excluded him from the film's party at Cannes and even stole his best picture British Academy Award. See more »

Goofs

When Harry is transferred to Dalby, his secretary's cigarette disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Bluejay: [to a guard] See that there's padding on those straps next time.
Palmer: You want to make it easy for me?
Bluejay: No. For *me*.
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Followed by Funeral in Berlin (1966) See more »

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The British Grenadiers
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Arranged by J. A. Kappey
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Thrilling
12 November 2002 | by (Boeblingen, Germany) – See all my reviews

A fantastic 60s spy thriller. No flashy special effects, just dark alleys, edge of the seat suspense and high quality acting and screenplay.

It's Michael Caine at his best. It's probably the best of the Harry palmer series, but I haven't seen the whole set yet.

Definitely recommended.

9/10


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