Harry Palmer has left the British Secret Service and become a private detective. One of his first assignments is to deliver an apparently innocent thermos flask to an old friend in Helsinki, Palmer is suspicious of the flask contents and begins to doubt the motives of his friend and those of his boss a Texan billionaire.
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Did You Know?
Although the film follows the novel quite closely, for unknown reasons, Karl Malden
's character name was changed from "Harvey Newbegin" in the book, to "Leo Newbigen" for the film. See more
Train wagon in Russia was marked VR which is Finnish Railways acronym meaning Valtion Rautatiet. See more
Dr. Kaarna, I presume?
In the opening credits, crew names are written in all uppercase letters, with the exception of Production Manager Eva Monley
whose name is written "eva monley". See more
31 seconds of the original movie are missing on the MGM DVD release of 2004. The licensing rights of the Beatles song "A Hard Day's Night", which was heard in the scene where Harry meets Basil, were too expensive so they cut the whole scene. See more
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