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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This movie did poor business at the box-office. See more
It is unlikely that a country like Finland with close ties to the Soviet Union would allow a US general to bring his private army to it's soil, let alone give them access across the sea (which itself is kept open by the icebreakers all the time!) to invade another country. See more
I am going to crucify every Red atheist, and I am going to destroy the pagan communists forever!
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
Follows The Ipcress File
Written by Houston and Ernie Hunter
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