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The Quiller Memorandum (1966)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 15 December 1966 (USA)
Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neonazi organization in West Berlin. The British Secret Service sends agent Quiller to investigate. Soon Quiller is confronted with Neonazi ... See full summary »

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Pol
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Oktober
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Inge Lindt
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Gibbs
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Weng
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Rushington
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Hengel
Ernst Walder ...
Grauber
Edith Schneider ...
Headmistress
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Oktober's Man (Man with brown trousers)
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Hassler (as Gunter Meisner)
John Rees ...
Oktober's Man (Man with black-rimmed glasses)
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Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neonazi organization in West Berlin. The British Secret Service sends agent Quiller to investigate. Soon Quiller is confronted with Neonazi chief "Oktober" and involved in a dangerous game where each side tries to find out the enemy's headquarters at any price... Written by Dirk Bauer <dbauer@gris.uni-tuebingen.de>

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Pursuer or Pursued -- he played the most dangerous game in Europe... and he played it alone. See more »


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Quiller Memorandum  »

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(Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)

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2.35 : 1
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This espionage film's score was composed by John Barry who became notable for the early James Bond spy film soundtracks. Barry composed the score for this film between the Bond movies Thunderball (1965) and You Only Live Twice (1967). See more »

Goofs

When Quiller is waiting for the bomb to blow up, in the long shots he is still completely on the side of the garage, but in the medium shots his head is clearly extending around the corner to see the front of the garage. See more »

Quotes

Pol: Let me put it this way. There are two opposing armies drawn up on the field but there's a heavy fog- they can't see each other. Oh, they want to, of course, very much. You are in the gap between them. You can just see us, you can just see them. Your mission is to get near enough to see them, to signal their position to us so giving us the advantage. But if, in signaling their position to us, you inadvertently signal our position to them it is they who will gain a very considerable advantage. ...
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Referenced in St George's Day (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Alte Kameraden (Old Comrades)
(uncredited)
Music by Carl Teike
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effective, low key, intelligent, spy film
15 August 2000 | by (parts unknown) – See all my reviews

This isn't your standard spy film with lots of gunplay, outrageous villains, and explosions. It's a more realistic or credible portrayal of how a single character copes with trying to get information in a dangerous environment. The characters and dialog are well-written and most roles are nicely acted. I found it an interesting and pleasant change of pace from the usual spy film, sort of in the realm of The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (but not quite as good).


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