House, over at ‘The Horror’ blogspot is at again and beaten me to the punch with the Billion Dollar Brain. Harry Palmer is back. With a bigger budget and some glossy set pieces. This is the third of the Harry Palmer films, this time directed by Ken Russell.
After a slick title sequence by Maurice Binder (Binder did many of the Bond title sequences, along with Charade and Arabesque), we are launched into the sordid world of Harry Palmer. Palmer has left the British Secret Service and become a second rate private detective.
This is the last of what I’d call the official Harry Palmer films, but Harry Palmer did return in the mid 1990’s in two low-budget, tele movies called Bullet To Beijing and Midnight In St Petersburg.
To read House’s review – click here.