The Quiller Memorandum

The Quiller Memorandum, based on a novel by Adam Hall (pen name for Elleston Trevor) and with a screenplay by Harold Pinter, deals with the insidious upsurge of neo-Nazism in Germany. It relies on a straight narrative storyline, simple but holding, literate dialog and well-drawn characters.

With:
George Segal Alec Guinness Max von Sydow Senta Berger George Sanders Robert Helpmann

The Quiller Memorandum, based on a novel by Adam Hall (pen name for Elleston Trevor) and with a screenplay by Harold Pinter, deals with the insidious upsurge of neo-Nazism in Germany. It relies on a straight narrative storyline, simple but holding, literate dialog and well-drawn characters.

Set largely on location in West Berlin, it has George Segal brought back from vacation to replace a British agent who has come to a sticky end at the hands of a new infiltrating group of Nazis. His job is to locate their headquarters. He does this in a lone-wolf way, refusing to be hampered by bodyguards. En route he has some edgy adventures.

Segal plays Quiller with a laconic but likeable detachment, underlining the loneliness and lack of relaxation of the agent, who can- not even count on support from his own side. Alec Guinness never misses a trick in his few scenes as the cold, witty fish in charge of Berlin sector investigations. Max von Sydow plays the Nazi chief quietly but with high camp menace.

The Quiller Memorandum

UK

Production: Rank. Director Michael Anderson; Producer Ivan Foxwell; Screenplay Harold Pinter; Camera Erwin Hiller; Editor Freddie Wilson; Music John Barry; Art Director Maurice Carter

Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1966. Running time: 103 MIN.

With: George Segal Alec Guinness Max von Sydow Senta Berger George Sanders Robert Helpmann

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