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Behind the scenes of the Harry Palmer movies


Funeral in Berlin

Filming on the Kurfurstendamm in Berlin in front of hotel Am Zoo; Guy Hamilton, the director, is watching behind the cameraman


Preparing the car and camera "for the ride with Johnny Vulcan (Paul Hubschmid) from the airport"

Harry Palmer arrives in Berlin. Guy Hamilton (dir.) is checking from behind the camera

Another photo in between takes taken at Tempelhof airport.

Very rare photo of the complete set at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin. Dick Schall took this photo from his officewindow. Michael Caine is sitting on the right side of the car. Paul Hubschmid is talking to Guy Hamilton, both are standing left of the car. Notice the chairs for the actors on the left. The stills photographer is standing left of the van. Thanks to Dick Schall, USA.

Filming the openingsequence where the violinist flees to West-Berlin (1)

Filming the opening sequence where the violinist flees to West-Berlin (2)

Preparation for shooting the scene on top of the building where Kreuzman meets Harry.


A relaxed moment between takes near the Berlin Wall. Charles Kasher (exec. producer), Eva Renzi (Samantha Steel), Len Deighton (author), Michael Caine and Paul Hubschmid (Johnny Vulkan).

Another relaxed moment on the set

Michael Caine before another take

Eva Renzi was not scheduled to play in Funeral In Berlin. The part of Samantha Steel had been assigned to Anjanette Comer, but due to illness she couldn't continue. Some scenes have been shot apparently with Anjanette. See this very rare publicity still.

Behind the scenes shots of filming on the 'Swinemünder Brücke', located in Berlin-Wedding, near the S-trainstation 'Gesundbrunnen'. 

Photos taken by Bob Milnes for S&S. Read this article here for more info. (Thanks to Brian Smith)

Michel Caine having a short break with Guy Hamilton, director. (thanks to Peter Hegenbarth)

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