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Funeral in Berlin
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Writers:
Len Deighton (novel)
Evan Jones (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 February 1967 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
It was going to be a lovely funeral. Harry Palmer just hoped it wouldn't be his...
Plot:
A British agent is sent to Berlin to receive a Communist defector, but the true situation turns out to be rather more complicated. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Great plot, great camera work, great characters See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Caine ... Harry Palmer

Paul Hubschmid ... Johnny Vulkan

Oskar Homolka ... Col. Stok (as Oscar Homolka)

Eva Renzi ... Samantha Steel

Guy Doleman ... Ross

Hugh Burden ... Hallam
Heinz Schubert ... Aaron Levine
Wolfgang Völz ... Werner

Thomas Holtzmann ... Reinhardt

Günter Meisner ... Kreutzman

Herbert Fux ... Artur
Rainer Brandt ... Benjamin

Rachel Gurney ... Mrs. Ross

John Abineri ... Rukel
David Glover ... Chico

Sarah Brackett ... Babcock
Charlotte Brummerhoff ... Black Widow
Ira Hagen ... Monica
Erhart Stettner ... Old Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Freda Bamford ... Alice (uncredited)
Pauline Chamberlain ... Lady on London Bus (uncredited)
Ursula Heyer ... Bar Girl (uncredited)

Marthe Keller ... Brigit (uncredited)
Edward Meeks ... East-German Guard (uncredited)

Nikki Van der Zyl ... Samantha Steel (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Guy Hamilton 
 
Writing credits
Len Deighton (novel)

Evan Jones (screenplay)

Produced by
Charles D. Kasher .... producer (as Charles Kasher)
Harry Saltzman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Konrad Elfers 
 
Cinematography by
Otto Heller (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Bloom 
 
Production Design by
Ken Adam 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Murton 
 
Set Decoration by
Vernon Dixon 
Michael White (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Benny Royston .... makeup artist
Freddie Williamson .... makeup artist
Ivy Emmerton .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Karl Heinz Elsner .... production manager (as Karl H. Elsner)
Clifford Parkes .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Bracknell .... assistant director
Peter Medak .... second unit director
Hugh Harlow .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Nigel Wooll .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Harry Arbour .... construction manager
Vernon Dixon .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Peter Davies .... sound recordist (as Peter T. Davies)
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist (as Gordon McCallum)
Ken Nightingall .... sound
Ben Rayner .... sound editor
Terry Sharratt .... sound
Otto Snel .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Elvin .... camera operator
Bernard Ford .... camera assistant
Godfrey A. Godar .... additional photographer (as Godfrey Godar)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Gillett .... wardrobe
Brian Owen-Smith .... wardrobe (as Brian Owen Smith)
 
Editorial Department
Lesley Walker .... assistant film editor
Roger Spottiswoode .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Frank Ernst .... location manager
 
Music Department
Harry Rabinowitz .... conductor
 
Other crew
Eileen Head .... continuity
Harry Saltzman .... presenter
 
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Runtime:
102 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Anjanette Comer was originally cast as Samantha Steel, and even appeared in the publicity stills. But due to illness, Comer had to back out, and Eva Renzi ended up the role.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the funeral there is a cut to the taxi-driver who now appears to be driving from the right hand seat of a car previously established as left hand drive. This shows the film was reversed during processing so as to match the direction of flow of surrounding shots.See more »
Quotes:
Harry Palmer:I think that Vulkan is connected with this man Broum.
Ross:Brilliant, Palmer. Vulkan *is* this man Paul Louis Broum.
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27 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Great plot, great camera work, great characters, 11 December 2000
Author: (gtb@st-andrews.ac.uk) from St Andrews, Fife

I personally think that Funeral In Berlin is a great film and far better than the previous Ipcress File which generally gets the credit as the best of Len Deighton's Harry Palmer novels to make it to the big screen. Caine is excellent as the stiff but smart east end spy. The underlying suggestion that Palmer possesses the superior intellect to his privately educated 'superiors' gives the scenes for example between Palmer and Ross the added edge of annoyance on the part of Ross and frustration and arrogance born of frustration from Palmer. The hard edged 'real life'(compared to Bond) atmosphere give the film it's sense of believability through all of it's complex plot turns. The camera work is excellent with some beautifully framed scenes that have thus far not received the credit they deserve. Homolka as Stock is a particularly excellent characterisation and the whole affect of cameras and the first appearance of Stock remind me greatly of Welles introduction as Harry Lime. The whole film is very much of it's time but as such has not lost any of it's fascination. Definitely one of my favourites.

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