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The Quiller Memorandum (1966)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 15 December 1966 (USA)
In the West Berlin of the 1960s, two British agents are killed by a Nazi group, prompting British Intelligence to dispatch agent Quiller to investigate.

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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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... Quiller
... Pol
... Oktober
... Inge Lindt
... Gibbs
... Weng
... Rushington
... Hengel
Ernst Walder ... Grauber
Edith Schneider ... Headmistress
... Oktober's Man (Man with brown trousers)
... 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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He played the most dangerous game in Europe, and he played it alone. See more »


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One of a number of spy films that actress Senta Berger appeared in during the mid-1960s and the same release year of 1966. The other films were Bang! Bang! You're Dead! (1966), The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966) and The Ambushers (1967). See more »

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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 »

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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 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) See more »

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Theme Song - "WEDNESDAY'S CHILD"
Music by John Barry
Lyric by Mack David
Sung by Matt Monro
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Interesting spy film
6 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

An almost unrecognizable George Segal stars in "The Quiller Memorandum," set in Berlin and made 40 years ago. Segal is a very young man in this, with that flippant, relaxed quality that made him so popular. This time he's a spy trying to get the location of a neo-Nazi organization. The cast is full of familiar faces: Alec Guinness, who doesn't have much of a role, George Sanders, who has even less of one, Max von Sydow in what was to become a very familiar part for him, Robert Helpmann, Robert Flemyng, and the beautiful, enigmatic Senta Berger.

This is a very good spy movie. Spy movies were the "in" thing in the '60s. This one doesn't have gadgets and goes more for subtlety. The last 30 minutes are tense and exciting, and the last scene, loaded with subtext, is just great.


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