- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 14, 2001
- Originally Released: 1966
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case - Checkpoint
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
- Dolby Digital Mono - French
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Total Film - 02/01/2004
"[I]f you prefer a dirtier spirit with a little more kick than a pristine 007 vodka martini, you can't really go wrong with this one."
The second film (fitting between THE IPCRESS FILE and THE BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN) starring Michael Caine as Len Deighton's super spy Harry Palmer is characterized by lush photography and smooth period style. In this outing, Palmer, choosing to spy for the Queen in place of doing time in prison, is sent to Berlin to assist Soviet Colonel Stok (Oscar Homolka), the head of security for the Berlin Wall who wishes to defect to the West. Palmer arranges for Stok to cross the border in a coffin, but things unfortunately don't go as planned.
- Color by Technicolor; shot in Panavision on location in Berlin and Pinewood Studios, London, England.
Additional cast: Thomas Holtzmann (Reinhart), Gunter Meisner (Kreutzmann), Heinz Schubert (Aaron Levine), Wolfgang Volz (Werner), Klaus Jepsen (Otto Rukel), Herbert Fux (Artur), Rainer Brandt (Benjamin), and Ira Hagen (Monica).
- Additional credits: Karl H. Elsner (production manager), Clifford Parkes (production supervisor)
- Feature film debut for German actress Eva Renzi who plays Samantha Steel.
- Copyright 1966 Jovera S.A.