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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 ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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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
Robert Flemyng ...
Rushington
Peter Carsten ...
Hengel
Ernst Walder ...
Grauber
Edith Schneider ...
Headmistress
Philip Madoc ...
Oktober's Man (Man with brown trousers)
Günter Meisner ...
Hassler (as Gunter Meisner)
John Rees ...
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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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15 December 1966 (USA)  »

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In adapting Adam Hall / Trevor Dudley Smith's novel "The Berlin Memorandum", Harold Pinter largely altered the emphasis of the book to be less of a spy thriller and more of a meditation on the human condition and the duplicitous nature of identity. See more »

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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 »

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Alte Kameraden (Old Comrades)
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Music by Carl Teike
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They Don't Make 'Em Like This Anymore
28 November 2004 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM (3 outta 5 stars)

The 1960s saw a plethora of two kinds of spy movies: the outrageous semi-serious James Bond ripoffs (like the Flint and Matt Helm movies) and the very dry, methodical ones that were more talk than action (mostly John Le Carre and Alistair MacLean adaptations). This is one of the better examples of the talky thrillers. Not that the movie is boring... there is lots of good, cat-and-mouse dialogue courtesy of playwright Harold Pinter. George Segal plays the hero, an undercover spy who goes to West Berlin to find out who killed his predecessor... who was on the trail of modern-day Nazis. Segal has surprisingly little difficulty in finding himself right in the thick of things... being captured and drugged by the baddies... and even having time for a romance with a German schoolteacher who may know more than she lets on. Parts of the movie reminded me a lot of the classic "The Third Man"... which I think the director was trying to emulate at times. Well, this is not quite a classic of that caliber but it is a very well-written and smoothly-paced "old school" thriller. Segal makes a very cool lead... witty and sarcastic, yet with a vulnerable side, too.


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