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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After being freed from detainment, Harry Palmer attends the end of a symphony concert, which is supposed to feature Dmitri Shostakovich's "Leningrad" Symphony, written in 1941 during the siege of Leningrad by German troops. What we hear, however, is the end of Shostakovich's 11th Symphony "The Year 1905". Yet, music from the "Leningrad" symphony is featured later on during Midwinter's speech to his soldiers in Finland and during the final battle on the ice. See more
[after spilling a box of Harry's cornflakes on the floor
You get all your equipment from Kellogg's?
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
Billion Dollar Brain (Main Theme)
Composed and Arranged by Richard Rodney Bennett
Orchestra conducted by Marcus Dods See more