The Quiller Memorandum – Michael Anderson (1966)


The Quiller Memorandum is a 1966 British neo noir eurospy film filmed in Deluxe Color and Panavision, adapted from the 1965 spy novel The Berlin Memorandum, by Elleston Trevor under the name ‘Adam Hall’, screenplay by Harold Pinter, directed by Michael Anderson, featuring George Segal, Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow and Senta Berger. The film was shot on location in West Berlin and in Pinewood Studios, England. It was nominated for 3 BAFTA Awards, while Pinter was nominated for an Edgar Award for the script. The film is a spy-thriller set in 1960s West Berlin, where agent Quiller is sent to investigate a neo-Nazi organisation. The film had its World Premiere on 10 November 1966 at the Odeon Leicester Square in the West End of LondonBritish secret agent Kenneth Lindsay Jones is shot dead on a deserted Berlin street. At lunch in an exclusive club in London, close to Buckingham Palace, the directors of an unnamed agency, Gibbs and Rushington, decide to send American agent Quiller to continue the assignment, which has now killed two agents. Quiller meets his controller for this mission, Pol, at Berlin’s Olympia Stadium, and learns that he must find the headquarters of Phoenix, a neo-Nazi organization. Quiller confronts a man who has been following him, learning that it is his minder, Hengel. Hengel gives Quiller the few items found on Jones: a bowling alley ticket, a swimming-pool ticket and a newspaper article about a Nazi war criminal found teaching at a grade school. Quiller asks after Jones at the bowling alley without success; and the swimming pool manager Hassler also sends him packing. Pretending to be a reporter, Quiller visits the school featured in the article. The headmistress introduces him to a teacher who speaks English, Inge Lindt. After the interview, he gives her a ride to her flat and stops in for a drink. …”
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