Torsdag 17. oktober 2019 kl. 1.1

The Ipcress File (1965)

Handling:
A number of leading Western scientists have been kidnapped only to reappear a fews days later. Unfortunately, each scientist has been brain washed and is now completely useless. The British send their agent, Harry Palmer, to investigate. Palmer is surprised to be selected for such a mission (considering his past) and believes he has been chosen because he is expendable.

Summary written by Dave Jenkins {david.jenkins@smallworld.co.uk}

Ex-sergeant Harry Palmer is now working as a spy, and is investigating the dissappearance of scientists and their top-secret files. During the investigation a tape turns up with the word 'Ipcress' written on it.

Summary written by Colin Tinto {cst@imdb.com}

Harry Palmer is, grudgingly, still in the army after his boss got him out of detention camp. He is working in London for the intelligence service and finds himself moved to a unit investigating the disappearance of several top British scientists. Despite his truculence Palmer does get results, and he is soon in contact with the man who could be behind the operation.

Filmfakta:
Basert p en roman av Len Deighton. Der nevnes aldri navnet p agenten. S Michael Caine og produsent Harry Saltzman forskte finne et "kjedelig navn". Caine foreslo "Harry" som Saltzman fant fornyelig. Caine thusket s en kjedelig klassekamerat som het Tommy Palmer. Dermed var navnet i boks.

Michael Caine valgte bruke filmer fordi han fryktet bli gjenkjent som Harry Palmer, i like stor grad som Sean Connery i Bond-filmene. Han s ogs for seg at det ble flere Harry Palmer-filmer i rekken. han fikk rett, det kom i alt tre p 60-tallet, og siden to i 1996.

Produsent Harry Saltzman likte ikke registilen til Sidney J. Furie, og gikk s langt som forby ham g inn i klipperommet.

IPCRESS betyr Induction of Psychoneuroses by Conditioned Reflex Under Stress.

Komponisten av filmmusikken er Bond-veteran John Barry.

Harry Saltzman var som kjent Albert R. "Cubby" Broccolis produksjonspartner i EON Productions.

Flere Bond-bakmenn var med p lage The Ipcress File, blant annet designer Ken Adam og klipper Peter Hunt.

Er utgitt p DVD som 2-disc spesialutgave, og i en spesialboks med 2-disc pluss boken filmen er basert p og poster. I Norge er filmen ogs utgitt, men denne DVD-utgaven er ikke s forseggjort.



Sitater:
Major Dalby: The Americans have put a tail on Palmer. Colonel Ross: Have they? How very tiresome.

Palmer: You know, it's funny, if Radcliffe had been here, I'd have been a hero. Major Dalby: He wasn't and you're not.

Palmer: The fellow whose job I'm taking, will he show me the ropes? Major Dalby: Maybe - if you're in touch with the spirit world. Palmer: I beg your pardon? Major Dalby: He was shot this morning.

Premieredatoer:
USA: 02.08.1965

Spilletid: 103 min
Produksjonsselskap: Lowndes Productions Limited
Norsk videogramdistributr: Star Media Entertainment
Distributr: Universal Pictures
Originalt bildeformat: 2.35:1
Originalt lydformat: Mono

JB