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Title: Ipcress File


Date: 1965
Type: Action / Thriller
Rating: 4 Stars 4/5
Colour: Yes
Director: Sidney Furie
Producer: Harry Saltzman

Comment
Michael Caine is Harry Palmer, an army sergeant who works for the British Secret Service. After several top British scientists go missing he is moved departments and given the job of finding who is behind the loss of the scientists. This is a different take on the 1960's cold war spy film with Michael Caine as the working class spy dealing with the inept form filling upper class managers. This film is notable for its contrast with Harry Saltzman's James Bond films that portray a very different view of cold war spys. There is some good use of music from John Barry who also did the music for James Bond. There are some interesting sound effects with some intriguing photography in places. This is the first of Harry Palmer films and is based on the novel by Len Deighton.

Actors

Michael CaineMichael Caine
Nigel GreenNigel Green
Guy Doleman
Sue Lloyd
Gordon JacksonGordon Jackson
Frank Gatliff
Aubrey Richards
Freda Bamford
Thomas Baptiste
Peter Ashmore
Oliver MacGreevy
Stanley Meadows

Oscars

None
Novel

Len Deighton
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