From some promotional stills I can
derive that there must have been, as in every movie, a lot of
deleted scenes. Unfortunately I haven't got the original original
scripts so it is all a bit of guesswork. In case you do have such a
script or have a more vivid imagination, please let me know! KS
The Ipcress File
In the beginning
of the movie you see Harry marking his favourite horses for the day
in the newspaper (see also the newspaper in his hands) but it
appears he also made the bet! I finally found a text which explains
the photo! Text: "Michael Caine places a bet on a horse but
being temporarily without money he gives Barbara Roscoe a charm
bracelet as security."
This, of course, was the bracelet he
finds in his bed during the opening credits. This girl must have had
quite a role in the original script (see also next deleted scene)
but I think all scenes with this actress have been deleted. Actress
Barbara Roscoe is not mentioned in the credits. According to the
Internet Movie Database she has done 13 movies. See also picture of
her and next deleted scene below.
After Palmer has
met Ross in the supermarket he makes a delicious meal for Courtney
("Do you always wear your glasses?"). In the original script he
might have taken the girl from the bookmakers home and somehow/where
Courtney must have scared her away, after which he cooks for
Courtney instead of the other girl... . But, the credits also
mention a 'charlady'. Could Palmer have a very good 'relation' with
his charlady. See also the money in the picture on the right.
Remember the words of Dalby who asks at what time his cleaning lady
arrives in the morning... . To be continued!
Funeral in Berlin
were placed right before the set-up burglary of Samantha Steel's
apartment. Harry calls Samantha that he can't make it for lunch but
instead he offers dinner! I found a real rare photograph of them
eating 'currywurst' together. So dinner was a real German
I think this
scene was placed just before Harry leaves the Berlin Hilton (after
meeting Vulkan in the bar) and has the first encounter with Samantha
Steel. The lady on the left is the one who says "I like Engeland" in
the Hilton bar...
When Samantha has picked up Harry
Palmer for the first time, she wants to have shower first and then
promises to cook dinner for him. This dinner isn't in the movie but
according to these stills the scene has been filmed...
Photos taken by
Bob Milnes for S&S. These photos could imply that there was an
alternative ending to Funeral in Berlin. See Michael Caine grab the
gun of Eva Renzi.
(Thanks to Brian Smith)
Smith added: "I'm
inclined to think that they played around with different ideas for
this scene - in the book Harry Palmer distracts Hallam (or Vulkan in
the film) by throwing a firecracker and in the film trailer a
firecracker can be briefly seen going off..."
numbers (132/133) suggest that it was placed right after he forced
Hallam into confessing he worked with Vulkan and the final
rendez-vous near the wall. These pictures were probably just
publicityshots because the glasses Michael Caine wears, are his own
and not the Harry Palmerstyle glasses...
Probably not a
deleted scene. As you can see Michael Caine wears his own glasses
here, this was probably a pre-filming publicitystill. Marc Isaacs
recalls to have seen this picture in a magazine before filming.
Interesting photo though...
Billion Dollar Brain
deleted scene...maybe before Harry arrives at the railwaystation
after his flight in the small plane? See also the 'Behind the
taken in Helsinki, must have been some extra shots of Harry arriving
Bullet to Beijing
reprises in her role as Jean after 30 years in Bullet to Beijing
(1995). She had played this role before in The Ipcress File. In
Bullet To Beijing Harry Palmer refers to the good old days and they
have a nice little rendez-vous. This last scene is NOT included in
the shorter UK video and dvd version of Bullet To Beijing, only on the
Canadian dvd version... See clip!