Based on the first and the best of Len Deighton's novels about myopic, flabby antihero Harry Palmer (Caine), THE IPCRESS FILE is a witty, fast-paced espionage film. Palmer, a British army sergeant stationed in Berlin, is nabbed for black marketeering but told that he can do his penance by
serving as a counterintelligence agent. When Radcliffe (Richards), the latest in a string of scientists to be kidnapped, disappears along with a top secret file, Palmer is put on the case. During the investigation, a mysterious tape turns up with "Ipcress" written on it, and just when it appears
that the case is about to be cracked, an agent is murdered and Palmer is confronted by...