Harry Palmer has left the British Secret Service and become a private detective. One of his first assignments is to deliver an apparently innocent Thermos flask to an old friend in Helsinki, Palmer is suspicious of the flask contents and begins to doubt the motives of his friend and those of his boss, a Texan billionaire.
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Did You Know?
Although this movie follows the novel quite closely, for unknown reasons, Karl Malden
's character name was changed from "Harvey Newbegin" in the book, to "Leo Newbigen" for this movie. See more
When Harry is held captive with his hands tied behind his back in General Midwinter's firing range, his glasses are on when he is standing up, disappear when he is sitting down but re-appear when he stands up. See more
[Nude in the sauna with Anya
Harry hey, what do you think, huh? Isn't she something?
Yeah, she's great. How's the wife and kids, Leo?
In the opening credits, crew names are written in all uppercase letters, with the exception of Production Manager Eva Monley
whose name is written "eva monley". See more
31 seconds of the original movie are missing on the MGM DVD release of 2004. The licensing rights of the Beatles song "A Hard Day's Night", which was heard in the scene where Harry meets Basil, were too expensive so they cut the whole scene. See more
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