The Ipcress File

The Ipcress File (1965)

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Corrected entry: The villain's Bentley is parked at the bottom of the steps from the Albert Hall, in front of a white Ford convertible - a Zephyr or Zodiac, quite a rare car even in those days. After Harry Palmer has a fight with the villain's sidekick, the Bentley speeds away, and we see the Ford still parked by the curb. Except now, it's dark blue.

Correction: Do you think they spraypainted the car while they shot the fight scene? There is easily enough time for the hite car to leave and the blue car to arrive during the very long fight scene.

Continuity mistake: Harry Palmer uses the leather wrist restraints to lacerate his wrists - the pain enables him to resist being involuntarily hypnotised. The next time he is woken roughly by the guards for another hypnosis session, his wrists are unmarked.

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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.

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Trivia: Len Deighton, the author of the original novel, also published a series of cookery books and wrote and drew a weekly strip cartoon-style illustrated cooking guide in London's The Observer newspaper - titled 'Len Deighton's Cookstrip'. In the first kitchen scene, where Harry Palmer is making coffee, you can see one of these strips is pinned to the wooden post next to the table.

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