John Preston is a British Agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the "special relationship" between the two countries.
Following the suicide of an elderly Jewish man, a journalist in possession of the man's diary investigates the alleged sighting of a former S.S. Captain, who commanded a concentration camp during World War II.
A number of leading Western scientists have been kidnapped only to reappear a fews days later. Unfortunately, each scientist has been brainwashed and is now completely useless. The British send their agent, Harry Palmer, to investigate. Palmer is surprised to be selected for such a mission (considering his past) and believes he has been chosen because he is expendable.Written by
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At the start of the film, the station announcer at Marlylebone says that the train is leaving for 'Nottingham' and 'Leicester' which meant that it would have had to travel along the former "Great Central" route towards Sheffield. This line, one of the most modern main-lines in the country, was closed the following year (1966), and most of the trackbed has since been built-over, or erased completely from the map. See more »
When Palmer leaves Courtney's flat to catch a train to Paris, he says "See you", but his mouth clearly forms the word "Bye". See more »
[Reporting to Col. Ross's office]
Sergeant Palmer, reporting as ordered.
Close the door... And don't slouch into my office like a pregnant camel. Stand to attention.
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