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Harry Palmer
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Leo Newbigen
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Gen. Midwinter
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Col. Stok (as Oscar Homolka)
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Anya (as Francoise Dorleac)
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Col. Ross
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Dr. Eiwort
Milo Sperber ...
Basil
Janos Kurutz ...
Latvian Gangster
Alexei Jawdokimov ...
Latvian Gangster
Paul Tamarin ...
Latvian Gangster
Iza Teller ...
Latvian Gangster
Mark Elwes ...
Birkenshaw
Stanley Caine ...
G.P.O. Special Delivery Boy
Gregg Palmer ...
First Dutch Businessman
John Herrington ...
2nd Dutch Businessman
Hans De Vries ...
3rd Dutch Businessman
Fred Griffiths ...
Taxi Driver
John Brandon ...
Jim
Tony Harwood ...
Macey
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Scientist at Computer
Michael Stayner ...
Scientist
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Edgar
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Chief of Security
Alex Marchevsky ...
Russian Radar Operator
Peter Forest ...
2nd Russian Radar Operator
Reed De Rouen ...
1st Observer
James Woolf ...
Caller
Miki Iveria ...
Russian Woman in Train
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Russian Girl on Train
Jill Mai Meredith ...
Russian Girl on Train
Dolly Brennan ...
Old Woman in Gangsters Hut
Frederick Schrecker ...
Old Man in Train
Bill Mitchell ...
Guard - Ext. Midwinter's House
Steve Emerson ...
Russian Plainclothesman
Mark Moss ...
Russian Plainclothesman
Max Kirby ...
Shoe Shop Assistant
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The Texan (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ...
Cowboy at Barndance (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)
Alex 'Alien' Russell ...
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Directed by

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Ken Russell

Written by

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Len Deighton ... (novel "Billion Dollar Brain")
 
John McGrath ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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André De Toth ... executive producer (as Andre De Toth)
Harry Saltzman ... producer

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Richard Rodney Bennett

Cinematography by

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Billy Williams ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Alan Osbiston

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Willy Kemplen ... associate editor

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Weston Drury Jr.

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Syd Cain

Art Direction by

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Bert Davey

Makeup Department

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Benny Royston ... makeup artist
Joan Smallwood ... hairdresser
Freddie Williamson ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Eva Monley ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jack Causey ... assistant director
Jim Brennan ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Ariel Levy ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Colin Grimes ... assistant art director
Ken Softley ... contruction manager

Sound Department

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Teddy Mason ... sound editor (as Ted Mason)
Gordon K. McCallum ... sound recordist
John W. Mitchell ... sound recordist (as John Mitchell)
Graham V. Hartstone ... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Otto Snel ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

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Kit West ... special effects

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Steve Claydon ... camera assistant
David Harcourt ... camera operator
David Wynn-Jones ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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John Brady ... wardrobe
Shirley Russell ... costumes: Françoise Dorléac (as Shirley Kingdon)
Margaret Lewin ... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)

Location Management

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Robert Watts ... location manager

Music Department

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Marcus Dods ... conductor

Other crew

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Maurice Binder ... title designer
Angela Martelli ... continuity
Harry Saltzman ... presenter
Alan Arnold ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Leo Jormanainen ... interpreter: Finnish-English (uncredited)
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Other Companies

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  • Chombert (furs for Françoise Dorléac)
  • Honeywell (the producers wish to thank for the use of their facilities)

Storyline

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Plot Summary

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. Written by Dave Jenkins

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Taglines Pow . . . Power . . . Brainpower See more »
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Also Known As
  • Un cerveau d'un milliard de dollars (France)
  • Un cerebro de un billón de dólares (Spain)
  • Мозък за един милиард долара (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • I ballada enos kataskopou (Greece)
  • Milyonluk beyin (Turkey, Turkish title)
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  • 111 min
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Trivia During filming, Karl Malden's London hotel room was burgled, and his cash was stolen, but his travellers' cheques were left untouched. The incident inspired him to become the spokesman for American Express travellers' cheques, in a long-running series of commercials, with the slogan "Don't leave home without them". See more »
Goofs When Harry Palmer is being taken to the concert, he passes a sign in Russian that says "Mopchdt" which is a meaningless unpronounceable misspelling of "Molchat" meaning "silence". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Caine Below Zero (1967). See more »
Soundtracks Billion Dollar Brain (Main Theme) See more »
Crazy Credits 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 »
Quotes Colonel Stok: He was a very stupid man. A patriot, of course... very brave... During a war, such men earn medals, win victories... we are proud of them. But at such a time as now, a little bit stupid.
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