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
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,
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
Bergkamp for their great contributions.
material to add, please mail me.
March '22 A remake of The Ipcress File was
released on ITV (UK) 6 Mar'16 Two Bullet to
Beijing promocards and Argentina videocover
Mar'16 9 rare Italian Ipcress 'photobustas'
Feb'22 Ipcress dvd and videocovers
added here and here. 21
Feb'16 Funeral in Berlin, House of Ross
location found! Click here! **
A remake of
The Ipcress File was released 6
March 2022 on ITV!
ITV and AMC+ adaptation of The
Ipcress File, Joe Cole
(star of Peaky
of London) takes on
the iconic role of Harry Palmer, based
on the globally renowned Len Deighton
novel from 1962 and made famous by Michael
Caine in the 1965 spy thriller. Filming
took place in Liverpool, Cheshire and
Croatia in 2021 and it's set to air in
2022. Tom Hollander, Lucy Boynton and
Ashley Thomas also star.
high-octane espionage series, set during
the 1960s at the height of the Cold War,
follows Palmer, a working-class British
sergeant, who’s on the make in Berlin
and ends up becoming a spy to avoid a
stint in military jail for dodgy
dealings and side hustles.
Palmer’s first case is The
Ipcress File, which
involves a missing British nuclear
scientist. But Palmer’s links to the man
suspected of the kidnap takes him on a
potentially deadly undercover global
mission from Berlin, to London, Beirut
and a nuclear atoll in the Pacific. But
can Palmer survive brainwashing,
inter-departmental rivalry, treason and
a series of dangerous twists and turns?