File, as "arabesques of the final pattern" (93)?
48467394HHH The Ipcress
File (1965) BBC2, 1.15pm: A spy investigates the mysterious disappearance of a leading British scientist.
File (Anchor Bay Entertainment, 107 minutes, $24.98) was the first of the Harry Palmer spy movies that helped make Michael Caine a star.
The BHB's stratagem may not quite rival the Ipcress
File, but there is an element of counter-espionage at play.
The 1966 film finally settled Caine's star status - `Michael Caine is Alfie', ran the publicity billing - after earlier acclaim for his roles in Zulu (1963) and The Ipcress
With no infrastructure in place to make feature films in English-Canada, Furie sought cinematic employment in England, where he directed The Young Ones and The Ipcress
File with Michael Caine.
His first two spy novels, The Ipcress
File (1962) and Funeral in Berlin (1964), established his reputation.
2 THE IPCRESS
FILE 1965 Playing British agent Harry Palmer in an action thriller about brainwashed scientists proved another movie hit for Michael Caine.
DOCTOR BLOOD'S COFFIN (1961) THIS horror movie was partly filmed on location in Cornwall and was one of the early directing credits for Sidney J Furie, who went on to work on films like The Ipcress
File and Lady Sings The Blues.
TOP TEN CAINE MOVIES 1 Get Caretaker 2 I Need Zuloo 3 The Dark Night 4 The Eagle Has Stranded 5 The Quiet Night-In American 6 Try Using The Ipcress
File 7 The Fourth Protolock 8 I Miss Congeniality 9 Escape to Victory 10 Is Anybody There?
DURING HIS illustrious career, designer, businessman and optical celebrity Oliver Goldsmith has designed for the likes of Lady Diana Spencer, Peter Sellers and, famously, was responsible for those iconic frames Michael Caine wore in The Ipcress
File and Funeral in Berlin.
Ms Lloyd made her film debut alongside Michael Caine in the classic spy drama The Ipcress
File in 1965 and went on to star opposite screen legends Peter Cushing, Sean Connery and Peter Sellers.