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The Harry Palmer Collection

3

Michael Caine stars as the infamous Harry Palmer

Next to Alfie, Len Deighton’s spy remains Michael Caine’s signature role.

But, like many series, it’s all downhill after the opener – the steady decline from 1965 franchise starter The Ipcress File to 1966 sequel Funeral In Berlin becoming a precipitous descent by the time knock-offs Bullet To Beijing (1995) and Midnight In St. Petersburg (1996) enter the frame.

The wild card here is1967’s Billion Dollar Brain, an impossibly complicated espionage thriller given a welcome infusion of eccentricity by director Ken Russell.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z