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Funeral in Berlin (1966)

A British agent is sent to Berlin to receive a Communist defector, but the true situation turns out to be rather more complicated.

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Cast

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Johnny Vulkan
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Col. Stok (as Oscar Homolka)
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Hugh Burden ...
Hallam
Heinz Schubert ...
Aaron Levine
Wolfgang Völz ...
Werner
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Reinhardt
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Kreutzman
Herbert Fux ...
Artur
Rainer Brandt ...
Benjamin
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Mrs. Ross
John Abineri ...
Rukel
David Glover ...
Chico
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Storyline

Colonel Stok, a Soviet intelligence officer responsible for security at the Berlin Wall, appears to want to defect but the evidence is contradictory. Stok wants the British to handle his defection and asks for one of their agents, Harry Palmer, to smuggle him out of East Germany. Written by Dave Jenkins <david.jenkins@smallworld.co.uk>

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It was going to be a lovely funeral. Harry Palmer just hoped it wouldn't be his...

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Trivia

Some sources say Max Adrian is in this film but he is not. See more »

Goofs

During the border inspection of the hearse, a senior officer hands some documents to a junior who is carrying an AK47 with telescoping stock. In the next shot, the junior is carrying a solid-stock rifle. In the following shot to that, the rifle is once more a telescoping stock. See more »

Quotes

Waiter: Bitte, mein Herr?
Harry Palmer: No, Löwenbrau, please.
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Connections

Referenced in Harry Saltzman: Showman (2000) See more »

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Perhaps the best '60s Spy Flick
4 August 1999 | by (Britain) – See all my reviews

Questionably the best Spy Film From the '60s, undoubtedly the best of the Harry Palmer Series. Michael Caine is convincing as the reluctant hero who is only there through obligation and not pride and as a result is more believable than Bond.


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