The Quiller Memorandum

Movie Information

In Brief: As soon as there were James Bond movies, there was a response with more seriously intended spy films. The Quiller Memorandum (1966) is one such film, and though it's one of the more obscure ones, it is also one of the better ones. Oh, there are some problems, and Michael Anderson's direction is never more than workmanlike, but Harold Pinter's screenplay — with its repetitions and odd cadences — is absolutely mesmerizing. As a spy movie, it may rarely be more than adequate, but the compensations make up for that — though one might wish there was more for Alec Guinness and George Sanders to do. This excerpt was taken from a review by Ken Hanke, published on Jan. 14, 2014.
Genre: Spy Drama
Director: Michael Anderson
Starring: George Segal, Alec Guinness, Senta Berger, Max von Sydow, George Sanders
Rated: NR

Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present The Quiller Memorandum on Friday, May 12, at 8 p.m. at Flood Gallery Fine Art Center, 2160 Hwy 70, Swannanoa.


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