This is the
(unofficial) Harry Palmer movie site.
The Harry Palmer movies belong to the "serious spy movies". Len
Deighton wrote the novels, but Harry Saltzman (who was also one of the
the producers of James Bond) and his team created the name and movie
character. "Harry Palmer is the thinking man's James Bond", they
said... Michael Caine starred as the "clever Cockney", the spy who
wasn't as glamorous as 007, but was certainly more realistic. The first
three movies, The Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin and Billion Dollar
Brain, were stylishly made by Saltzman and his team in the Sixties.
Much later, two more were made in 1995, Bullet to Beijing and Midnight
in St. Petersburg. Unfortunately
these films missed everything that
made their predecessors so successful, except for Michael Caine, who
had become older but was still a superpersonality on screen.
pages are about Harry Palmer and everything around the short phenomenon.
Check the movie pages in the menu for posters, stills, lobbycards,
radiocommercials, featurettes, trailers, deleted
scenes, soundtracks and a lot more. For more general information about
the Harry Palmer phenomena, read this
pages describe as much as there is available about the movies or give links to other
pages. Thanks to Terry Hine, Mark
Isaacs, filmcollectief.nl, Peter Hegenbarth and
Bergkamp for their great contributions. In case you have
material to add, please mail me.
new ** 6 Mar'16 Two Bullet to Beijing promocards and Argentina videocover added here.2 Mar'16 9 rare Italian Ipcress 'photobustas' added here.22 Feb'22 Ipcress dvd and videocovers added here and here. 21 Feb'16 Funeral in Berlin, House of Ross location found! Click here! 18
Jul'15 New German Bullet to Beijing and Midnight dvd covers here and here. 29
Nov'14 Funeral in Berlin soundtrack rereleased with extra never before
released tracks! See here!
9 Nov'14 Italian Ipcress bluray added here.2
Bullet to Beijing Italian dvd cover added here.19
Oct'14 Ipcress, Funeral and Billion $ Brain
dvd&bluray covers added here, here and here! 11 Oct'14 New Funeral
in Berlin location photos here. 27 Aug'14 New Blu-Rays!
Region 2 UK Ipcress File and Region 1 Billion Dollar Brain. 10 Mar'14 Billion $ Brain dvd cover added here. 25 Feb'14 Very rare Michael Caine interview with
Merv Griffin added here.
Feb'14 Very rare behind the scenes
photos of Billion Dollar Brain AND
production design sketch by Syd Cain here!
House of Ross film location found!
Updated 21 Feb 2016
In Funeral in Berlin Harry
has to go to the house of Ross to pick up information about his next
assignment in Berlin, the famous house with its garden full of weed ("Yeah,
it's easy to grow").
All info: Click here
In a magazine it was stated that the actual address was at 395
Upper Richmond Road in Putney, London, but Geoff Dodd proved this
information incorrect and provided the evidence. The real location of
the house/villa is Henleighs, Kingston Hill,
Kingston KT2 in London and it still exists but the location isn't open to the public.
On the Funeral in Berlin filmlocations pages you'll find aerial shots and other 'then and now' photos.
Thanks tot Geoff Dodd for the great find!
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Kees Stam Start: 1 April 1999 Last update: 6 March 2016