Cinema: Freed from Bondage

The Ipcress File, based on a thriller by British Author Len Deighton, offers a new breed of spy hero, freed from Bondage to preposterous gags and gimmickry. Harry Palmer, British secret agent, is a scruffy non-U type who too often finds himself tied to a desk, eying the girls through thick spectacles and a jungle of red tape. To get a TX-82 riot squad authorization, he needs a 3-H security clearance. And he, no sooner takes on a case than he must file those bloody L-101 progress reports. In his off-hours, though, Harry enjoys...

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