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 ** 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!!!18
Feb'14 Turkish videocover Ipcress added
Feb'14 Ipcress dvd covers added here
Norwegian video cover here.
Ipcress poster here.10
Dec'13 New Billion $ Brain stills here.11 Apr'13 Two rare behind the scenes
stills of Funeral in Berlin added here.25 Jan'13 Complete Harry Palmer
collection released on dvd! Click here.9 Jan'13 B$B soundtrack composer
Richard Rodney Bennett's obituary added here.
Funeral in Berlin soundtrack on CD!
29 Nov 2014
This new 2014 release includes
never before released tracks (in bold). Read the promotional text:
Expanded original soundtrack by
Konrad Elfers for second Harry Palmer film. German pianist/composer
Konrad Elfers supplies sometimes intense, sometimes brooding score
which anchors with memorable funeral march heard in many guises:
brass-led, robust, subtle, dissonant, imposing. Entire score melds
classical, jazz, modernistic technique into superb 1960's spy-flavored
work of art. All tracks of original 1966 RCA stereo soundtrack album
appear, newly mixed from 1/2" three-channel masters. Exciting,
previously unreleased original pre-title sequence ("Berlin"), second
version of "Tension Among Mortuary Men - Reprise") amongst cool extras.
Original album opening track ("Theme From Funeral In Berlin") performed
by The Puppets starts CD as well. Insightful liner notes by Jeff Bond.
Konrad Elfers conducts. 1. Theme From Funeral in Berlin (Instrumental:
The Puppets) (1:53) 2. Funeral in Berlin (Main Theme) (2:43) 3. Palmer
and Jane (1:46) 4. Checkpoint Charlie/Palmer Arrested (3:33) 5. Palmer
Meets Samantha (2:19) 6. Skating Rendezvous at the Europa Centre (1:33)
7. Samantha - The Truce (0:59) 8. Tension Among Mortuary Men (1:41) 9.
The Berlin Scene (1:20) 10. The Funeral (2:31) 11. Fate of Two Pawns
(2:14) 12. Two Sides of the Wall (2:11) 13. Love in the Western Sector
(2:59) 14. Hallam and Vulkan - Violence in the Western Sector (2:31)
15. Palmer Finds the Late Aaron (2:15) 16. Violence in the Eastern
Sector (2:24) 17. Funeral in Berlin (Main Theme) - Reprise (1:11)
These are the extra tracks, never released before:
Extras: 18. Berlin (0:38) 19. Tension Among Mortuary Men -
Reprise (2:17) 20. Landing/The Widow/The Documents (1:21) 21. Berlin
Palmer BluRays released!
19 Oct 2014
The Ipcress File was re-released
on Blu-Ray (region 2) twice and this time with more extras (UK)!
Releasedate 28 July
French release contains a special French documentary.
Italian Ipcress Bluray has alternative
cover. (second from the right)
Caine is Harry Palmer - exclusive interview with Sir Michael
Design File - exclusive interview with production designer
Sir Ken Adam
with director Sidney Furie and film editor Peter Hunt
Caine Goes Stella comedy short
documentary: Candid Caine
theatrical trailer (HD), textless material (HD) and US radio
image galleries (HD)
Billion Dollar Brain BluRay and dvd (region A) were released
on 7 October 2014!
A very poor release, only the
trailer (without original voice-over) as an extra. Watch it, only for
(so thanks to the brilliant entertainment industry I can't watch it.
Another effort to support illegal download sites)
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Kees Stam Start: 1 April 1999 Last update: 18 July 2015