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"Billion Dollar Brain" is a 1967 British espionage film directed by Ken Russell and based on the novel of the same name by Len Deighton. The film features Michael Caine as secret agent Harry Palmer, the anti-hero protagonist. The "brain" of the title is a sophisticated computer with which an ultra-right-wing organisation controls its worldwide anti-Soviet spy network.
- country: United Kingdom
- language: English Language
- producer: Harry Saltzman
- executive producer: André de Toth
- production design by Syd Cain
- art direction by Bert Davey
- written by John McGrath
- based on "Billion-Dollar Brain" by Len Deighton
- Michael Caine as Harry Palmer
- Karl Malden as Leo Newbigen
- Ed Begley as Gen. Midwinter
- Françoise Dorléac as Anya
- Oskar Homolka as Col. Stok
- Vladek Sheybal as Dr. Eiwort
- Donald Sutherland as Scientist at Computer
- Guy Doleman as Col. Ross
- Janos Kurutz as Latvian Gangster #1
- Alexei Jawdokimov as Latvian Gangster #2
- Milo Sperber as Basil
- Paul Tamarin as Latvian Gangster #3
- Iza Teller as Latvian Gangster #4
- Mark Elwes as Birkenshaw
- Stanley Caine as G.P.O. Special Delivery Boy
- casting by Weston Drury Jr.
- cinematography by Billy Williams
- edited by Alan Osbiston
- music by Richard Rodney Bennett
- genres: Spy film, Thriller, Political thriller, Drama, Adventure Film
- released in (48 years ago)
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Michael Caine (2014)
You're a Big Man by Matthew Field
Sitting in the director's chair was Ken Russell, who landed the job on Michael's recommendation: 'Billion Dollar Brain is a highly complicated thriller, which needs a draftsman,' said Caine during production. Russell made Caine do as much of ...
Sixth Edition by David Thomson
Billion Dollar Brain.1968:Songof Summer ( d).
by Richard B. Armstrong, Mary Willems Armstrong
were exceptional spy films, but Billion Dollar Brain (¡967)—directed by maverick director Ken Russell—was an overblown, jumbled a›air. The series appeared to end with this installment, only to ...
by Alan Burton
” The final Harry Palmer spy picture was Billion Dollar Brain 168 • FUNERAL IN BERLIN.
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