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The Quiller Memorandum (1966)

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Based on a novel by Adam Hall, this well-wrought espionage adventure attempts to take a realistic look at the world of spies as it chronicles the adventures of an American agent who is assigned to go to Berlin and report back on the activities of a new generation of Nazis.

Cast

George Segal
as Quiller
John Rees
as Oktober's Man
Robert Flemyng
as Rushington
Ernst Walder
as Grauber
Edith Schneider
as Headmistress
Philip Madoc
as Oktober's Man
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Critic Reviews for The Quiller Memorandum

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

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.

March 14, 2015 | Full Review…
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

It relies on a straight narrative storyline, simple but holding, literate dialog and well-drawn characters.

May 5, 2008 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

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.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

May 9, 2005 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

Spy thrillers depend on constant action and narrative twists, whereas plots and Pinter simply do not mix.

March 14, 2015 | Full Review…
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.

March 14, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Radio Times

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