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Funeral in Berlin
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Funeral in Berlin -- 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.

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Director:
Writers:
Len Deighton (novel)
Evan Jones (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 February 1967 (France) See more »
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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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Funeral in Berlin- The best of the 3 'Harry Palmer' films See more (31 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:
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 .... sound 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
 
Music Department
Harry Rabinowitz .... conductor
 
Other crew
Frank Ernst .... location manager
Eileen Head .... continuity
Harry Saltzman .... presenter
 
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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:
Average Shot Length = ~5.8 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~5.4 seconds.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:
Waiter:Bitte, mein Herr?
Harry Palmer:No, Löwenbrau, please.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) (V)See more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Funeral in Berlin- The best of the 3 'Harry Palmer' films, 24 October 2006
Author: kaiserdave73 from United Kingdom

Funeral in Berlin, in my view, remains the best of the 3 Harry palmer films. Dispensing with the mandatory 60's 'brainwashing'and over-played 'spy' sequences of the Ipcress file. Funeral in Berlin benefits greatly from being shot on location, adding to the authenticity and nervy cold war tension of the original novel. (Actually at least 2 other sub-plots are ditched to save on running time & viewer brain fatigue)The plot, although condensed, remains coherent and totally logical. For anyone wanting explosions, car chases and all the other dreary staples of the 'spy thriller' - forget it. Harry Palmer travels to see his boss on a bus and only receives a gun (at his request) over half way through the film! Watch it for atmosphere, razor-sharp dialogue and a great in-joke regarding Lownbrau beer... Michael Caine is at his world-weary best and supported by a fine cast, all adding to arguably the most 'authentic' spy film of the 60's. as for Billion dollar brain- Have you ever seen it? Listen to the theme tune & turn off!!

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