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The Ipcress File

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The Ipcress File
Ipcress File poster'.jpg
Film poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Release Date 1965
Studio The Rank Organisation
Distributor Universal Pictures
National Broadcasting Company
MCA Home Video
Main Cast
Character Actor
Harry Palmer Michael Caine
Dalby Nigel Green
Ross Guy Doleman
Jean Sue Lloyd
Carswell Gordon Jackson

The Ipcress File is a 1965 spy thriller starring Michael Caine as Harry Palmer, a British army sergeant secretly working for the Ministry of Defence. The film, which was directed by Sidney J. Furie, was adapted from the Len Deighton novel of the same name. Michael Caine would return as Palmer in four more films including 1966's Funeral in Berlin and 1967's Billion Dollar Brain.

The following weapons were used in the film The Ipcress File:

Mauser Pocket Pistol

In the opening credits, Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) checks a Mauser Pocket Pistol, but doesn't use it in the film after that.

1910 Mauser Pocket Pistol - 6.35mm
Ipcress File MauserM1910.jpg

Colt Pocket Positive

Palmer is issued a Colt Pocket Positive, called a "Colt .32" by Ross (Guy Doleman) and Dalby (Nigel Green).

Colt Pocket Positive - .32 New Police
Ipcress File Colt Pocket Positive.jpg

Walther PPK

When Palmer thinks that there is an intruder in his apartment, he breaks down the door and finds Jean (Sue Lloyd) with his Walther PPK. Upon her asking where he got it, he jokingly replies that his mother gave it to him.

Walther PPK - .380 ACP
Harry looking through his keyhole, finding a Walther PPK aiming at the door
An enemy agent aiming a Walther PPK at Palmer.

Luger P08

Palmer steals a Luger P08 while escaping from the brain-washing facility and uses it in the final confrontation with Ross and Dalby.

Luger P08 - 9mm Parabellum
Note the breechblock is at the rearmost position.
Ipcress File Luger2.jpg

Sterling SMG

Palmer uses a Sterling sub-machine gun during his meeting with enemy agents in the parking lot.

Sterling Mk. IV - 9mm Parabellum
Publicity photo of Michael Caine with a Sterling
Ipcress File Sterling.jpg


Enemy agents in the parking lot meeting use MP40s.

MP40 - 9mm Parabellum
Ipcress File MP40.jpg

Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I

Some Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I rifles can be seen in the secret armory. One of them with the attached grenade discharger cup.

Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I - .303 British.
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T) - .303 British
Cup type grenade discharger for the Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III.
Ipcress File SMLE.jpg

Mills Bomb

Mills Bomb High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
The numerous Mills Bombs lying on the shelves of the secret armory

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