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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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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
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Oktober's Man (Man with brown trousers)
Günter Meisner ...
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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QUILLER... Quiller is not just another spy and The Quiller Memorandum is not just another spy story. Quiller works in a deadly lonely way... always unorthodox... always effective. If Quiller shatters your nerves, remember... he's living on his. See more »


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15 December 1966 (USA)  »

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Le secret du rapport Quiller  »

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(Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Alec Guinness appeared in this espionage movie thirteen years before he would play John le Carré's famous spy character George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979). See more »

Goofs

During the car chase scene, the cars behind Segal's Porsche appear and disappear, and are sometimes alongside his car, on the drivers (left) side.. 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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Connections

Featured in Al Murray's Great British Spy Movies (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme Song - "WEDNESDAY'S CHILD"
Music by John Barry
Lyric by Mack David
Sung by Matt Monro
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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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