The Ipcress File | 1965

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

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Main Plot

A British intelligence agent is assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of top scientists. As he delves deeper into the case, he uncovers a complex web of espionage, betrayal, and mind control, putting his own life at risk.


  • Harry Palmer, a British intelligence officer, is tasked with investigating a series of brainwashing incidents in The Ipcress File.
  • Nigel Green plays Colonel Ross, a high-ranking intelligence officer who assigns Harry Palmer to investigate a brainwashing operation.
  • Guy Doleman's character in The Ipcress File is Colonel Ross, who is the head of the secret intelligence agency.


In the ending of The Ipcress File, it is revealed that the protagonist, Harry Palmer, successfully uncovers a secret organization responsible for brainwashing British scientists. He manages to rescue his colleague and love interest, Jean, from their clutches. However, it is also revealed that the organization's leader, Dalby, is aware of Palmer's involvement and plans to eliminate him. In a tense climax, Palmer outsmarts Dalby and his henchmen, ultimately surviving the encounter. The film concludes with Palmer walking away, leaving his life as a spy behind, but with the knowledge that danger may still be lurking in the shadows.

Sidney J. Furie