Quiller Memorandum

1966

Michael Anderson
Director
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Studio

Somewhere between Ian Fleming and John leCarre lurks Quiller. Dour cold war thriller. Quiller will always be Michael Jayston in the TV series to me.

-The Sloth

British agent is sent to West Berlin to investigate rumors of a resurgent Nazi movement, a mission that has cost two of his predecessors their lives. How can he find the mysterious organization, and who can he trust?

Interesting film that is sort of an anti-spy film, almost post-modern in a way (and surprising considering it was made at the height of the Eurospy craze). This is thanks to Harold Pinter's literate and witty script. It is also almost too slow for its own good, also thanks to Pinter's script. Segal, as always, is an acquired taste, but the movie rewards repeat viewing and an alert audience. The sequence where Quiller tries to avoid a horde of menacing, unspeaking men is a highlight of the genre.

-Dave W.



9th November 1966
Cinema



104 mins
2.35:1


15th December 1966
Cinema



104 mins
2.35:1


7th November 2006
DVD




2.35:1



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George Segal
Quiller
Alec Guinness
Pol
Max von Sydow
Oktober
Senta Berger
Inge Lindt
George Sanders
Gibbs
Robert Helpmann
Weng
Robert Flemyng
Rushington
Peter Carsten
Hengel
Ernst Walder
Grauber
Edith Schneider
Headmistress
Philip Madoc
Man B
Günter Meisner
Hassler
John Rees
Man A
Herbert Stass
Kenneth Lindsay Jones
(uncredited)
Unknown
Club Waiter
Hans Schwarz Jr.
Barman (uncredited)
Victor Beaumont
'Weiss'/Dorfmann
(uncredited)
Harry Brooks Jr.
Man C
(uncredited)
Konrad Thoms
School Porter
(uncredited)
Unknown
Man Driving Quiller
Bernard Barnsley
Man F
(uncredited)
Sean Arnold
Man H
(uncredited)
Paul Hansard
Doctor (uncredited)
Unknown
Henchman in Oktober's Lair
George McGrath
Foreign Office Official Hailing Gibbs
(uncredited)
Unknown
Taxi Driver
Philo Hauser
Hotel Zentral Night Clerk
(uncredited)
Otto Friese
Waiter (uncredited)
Unknown
Removal Man
Ves Delahunt
Nagel (uncredited)
Janos Kurucz
Man I
(uncredited)
Nikolaus Dutsch
Man J
(uncredited)
Peter Lang
Man K
(uncredited)
Herbert Fux
Man L
(uncredited)
Peer Goldmann
Man M
(uncredited)
Malte Petzel
Man N
(uncredited)
Axel Anderson
Man O
(uncredited)
Wolfgang Priewe
Man P
(uncredited)
Unknown
Man Shadowing Quiller
Unknown
Man Shadowing Quiller
Unknown
Man Shadowing Quiller
Claus Tinney
Hughes
(uncredited)
John Moulder-Brown
Pupil with Inge
(uncredited)
Josephine Gillick
Young Girl
(uncredited)
Amanda Humby
Young Girl
(uncredited)
Michael Audreson
Young Boy
(uncredited)
Julian Close
Young Boy
(uncredited)
Joachim Jacobs
Man (uncredited)
Clive Moss
Young Boy
(uncredited)
David Newman
Man (uncredited)
Julia Arnall
Undetermined Role
Carl Duering
Barman
(uncredited)
Brigitte Laufer
Sales Girl in Toy Shop
(scene deleted)
Houses of Parliament
Themselves

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