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. Sir Michael Caine had grown reluctant to reprise his role after this movie failed at the box-office. As a result, Saltzman released him from his contract. 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
Your business is dead, Palmer. You're just about keeping alive on cornflakes.
The're full of vitamins.
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
Music by Stuart Crombie
Bosworth Music Ltd See more