The Quiller Memorandum (1966)

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This spy saga differs from the usual Bond-styled fare that was popular at the time. There are plenty of gadgets but the hero Quiller (George Segal) never once uses a gun. Quiller is called on by his superior Pol (Alec Guinness) to infiltrate a Neo-Nazi gang in Berlin after two British agents have been killed on the same mission. After a teacher at a school has hanged himself when he is accused of being a war criminal, Quiller meets the late teachers replacement, the lovely Inge (Senta Berger). … More

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
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On DVD: Nov 7, 2006
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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as Quiller

as Rushington Gibb's As...

as Hengel

as Headmistress

as Grauber

as Oktober's men

as Oktober's Man
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A B movie, never mind the big budget and the famous names, is exactly what Memorandum is. The plot is generally aimless, the lines are merely cute.

Full Review… | March 14, 2015
TIME Magazine
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It relies on a straight narrative storyline, simple but holding, literate dialog and well-drawn characters.

Full Review… | May 5, 2008
Variety
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Although the whole thing is ill-served by Michael Anderson's direction, it remains perversely likeable precisely because it is rather long-winded and enigmatic.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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If you've got any spying to be done in Berlin, don't send George Segal to do the job. Or rather, don't send the pudding-headed fellow that Mr. Segal plays in "The Quiller Memorandum.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Spy thrillers depend on constant action and narrative twists, whereas plots and Pinter simply do not mix.

Full Review… | March 14, 2015
Monthly Film Bulletin

The menace of Harold Pinter's script is marvellously sustained by director Michael Anderson in this espionage thriller, with George Segal giving one of his finest performances.

Full Review… | March 14, 2015
Radio Times

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