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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.

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

Trevor Dudley Smith (based on the novel by) (as Adam Hall), Harold Pinter (screenplay)
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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
George Segal ... Quiller
Alec Guinness ... Pol
Max von Sydow ... Oktober
Senta Berger ... Inge Lindt
George Sanders ... Gibbs
Robert Helpmann ... Weng
Robert Flemyng ... Rushington
Peter Carsten ... Hengel
Ernst Walder Ernst Walder ... Grauber
Edith Schneider Edith Schneider ... Headmistress
Philip Madoc ... Oktober's Man (Man with brown trousers)
Günter Meisner ... Hassler (as Gunter Meisner)
John Rees John Rees ... Oktober's Man (Man with black-rimmed glasses)
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Storyline

Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neo-Nazi organization in West Berlin. The British Secret Service sends agent Quiller to investigate. Soon Quiller is confronted with Neo-Nazi 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...he's not just another spy - If he shatters your nerves, remember- he's living on his! See more »


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Trivia

Even though this movie was made over twenty years after the end of World War II, the devastation of Berlin was so vast, the set decorators weren't required to "re-create" exterior areas for filming, just interiors. 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 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme Song - "WEDNESDAY'S CHILD"
Music by John Barry
Lyric by Mack David
Sung by Matt Monro
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Dated, but Still Good
30 October 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the 60's, in Berlin, two British agents that are investigating a Neonazi ring are murdered. The Chief of the Secret Service Pol (Alec Guinness) summons the efficient agent Quiller (George Segal) to investigate the location of organization's headquarter. He contacts the teacher Inge Lindt (Senta Berger) expecting to get some clues to be followed and soon he is abducted the the leader Oktober (Max von Sydow) and his men. Oktober also wants to know the location of the British base in Germany and uses drugs in Quiller to get the information but the skilled agent resists. Quiller has a love affair with Inge and they seek out the location of Oktober. When they find, Quiller gives the phone number of his base to Inge and investigates the place. But soon he finds that she has been kidnapped and Oktober gives a couple of hours to him to give the location of the site; otherwise Inge and him will be killed. What will Quiller do?

"The Quiller Memorandum" is a dated, but still good spy movie. The cast is exceptional, with George Segal, Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow, George Sanders and one of the most beautiful and talented actresses ever, Senta Berger. The ambiguity of the conclusion is very clear for me but open to interpretation. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Morte Não Manda Aviso" ("The Death does not Send Warn")


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

15 December 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quiller Memorandum See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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