The Quiller Memorandum 03/26/19

Twilight Time

Michael Anderson directs a classy slice of ’60s spy-dom. In West Berlin, George Segal’s Quiller struggles through a near- existential battle with neo-Nazi swine more soulless than his own cold-fish handlers. Harold Pinter supplies the circular dialogue, Alec Guinness the charming insincerity and Max von Sydow a devilish menace. Quiller is mesmerized by the seductive ambiguity of lovely Senta Berger. Does she love Quiller?  Or is love dead in this brave world of deceit and subterfuge?  Also featuring George Sanders, Robert Helpmann, Robert Flemyng and Peter Carsten; on Blu-ray from Twilight Time.