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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.


Michael Anderson


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




Complete credited cast:
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
Edith Schneider Edith Schneider ... Headmistress
Günter Meisner ... Hassler (as Gunter Meisner)
Ernst Walder Ernst Walder ... Grauber
Philip Madoc ... Oktober's Man (Brown Trousers)
John Rees John Rees ... Oktober's Man (Black-Rimmed Glasses)


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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BBC produced a television series, "Quiller (1975)," about the Quiller character. See more »


During the car chase scene, the cars behind Quiller's Porsche appear and disappear, and are sometimes alongside his car, on the driver's (left) side. See more »


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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Wednesday's Child (Theme Song)
Music by John Barry
Lyric by Mack David
Sung by Matt Monro
[Played on the radio when shoeless Quiller arrives at the hotel]
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memorable, haunting spy flick
17 May 1999 | by battle-3See all my reviews

Very satisfying spy flick which, if it grabs you, may haunt you for a long time. Perfect and slightly ironic ending. Excellent musical score too.

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English | German

Release Date:

15 December 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Quiller Memorandum See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)


Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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