The Quiller Memorandum

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The Quiller Memorandum

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Director:
Michael Anderson
Released:
Unknown
Rating:
TV-PG
A British spy chief (Alec Guinness) in Berlin sends a U.S. agent (George Segal) to locate the head (Max von Sydow) of a neo-Nazi movement.
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      • The title of the original novel by Adam Hall (a pseudonym for Elleston Trevor) is "The Berlin Memorandum", but this was altered as it was felt to be too similar to "Funeral In Berlin", a film which was being made at around the same time. However, it is worth noting that, in fact, there is no memorandum of any kind in the actual movie.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Pol: [in the Berlin Olympic Stadium]: Impressive, isn't it? Built by Werner in 1936. For the Olympics. It holds one hundred thousand people. Certain well-known personalities used to stand right up there. Must have been quite noisy.

      • Oktober: I am not a barman, Mr. Quiller. I am a German gentleman.

      • Gibbs: How's your lunch, by the way?
        Rushington: Rather good.
        Gibbs: What is it?
        Rushington: Pheasant.
        Gibbs: That would be... rather good.
        Rushington: Yes, it is. Rather.

      • Pol: There are two opposing armies drawn up on the field. But there's a heavy fog. They can't see each other. But they want to, of course, very much. You're in the gap between them. You can just see us, you can just see them. Your mission is to get near enough to see them and signal their position to us, thus giving us the advantage. But if, in signalling to us, you inadvertently signal our position to them, then it will be they who gain a very considerable advantage. That's where you are, Quiller. In the gap.

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    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • The Quiller who appears in several novels by Adam Hall is a British secret agent, but, for this film, he is transformed into an American to accomodate a Hollywood star, George Segal. When the BBC produced a spy series entitled Quiller in 1974, he had gone back to being British and was played by Michael Jayston.

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    Drama, Suspense

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    60s, Thrillers