Harry Palmer has left the British Secret Service and become a private detective. One of his first assignments is to deliver an apparently innocent Thermos flask to an old friend in Helsinki, Palmer is suspicious of the flask contents and begins to doubt the motives of his friend and those of his boss, a Texan billionaire.
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Did You Know?
According to Sir Michael Caine
's contract with producer Harry Saltzman
, there were originally going to be five movies with the Harry Palmer character. As this movie was finishing production, there were tentative plans to begin work on the fourth one. However, Caine grew reluctant to reprise his role after this movie failed at the box office. As a result, Saltzman released him from his contract. See more
In the credits $1,000,000,000,000,000,000 is written. This is neither the American billion (a thousand million) nor the British billion of old (a million million) but is in fact a quintillion. See more
Of course you realize I could draft you back any time I like, but I'm doing the decent thing and asking you to come back. You should be bloody grateful.
I'd be bloody grateful if you'd leave, Colonel.
In the opening credits, crew names are written in all uppercase letters, with the exception of Production Manager Eva Monley
whose name is written "eva monley". See more
31 seconds of the original movie are missing on the MGM DVD release of 2004. The licensing rights of the Beatles song "A Hard Day's Night", which was heard in the scene where Harry meets Basil, were too expensive so they cut the whole scene. See more
Referenced in Stella Street: Get Chisholm
A Hard Day's Night
Written by John Lennon
and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
Capitol Records See more