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Eagle in a Cage


Television veteran [[Performer~P85775~Fielder Cook~fieldercook]] brings a TV-like intimacy to his direction of Eagle in a Cage. This underrated film stars [[Performer~P29606~Kenneth Haigh~kennethhaigh]] as Napoleon Bonaparte, in his years of exile on St. Helena. The story is told from the point of view of the island's governor ([[Performer~P26803~John Gielgud~johngielgud]]), a former schoolteacher who finds greatness thrust upon him upon becoming Napoleon's jailer. By necessity, the emphasis is on...more