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The Eagle Has Landed Details

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John Sturges directed this taut adaptation of Jack Higgins' suspense novel about an attempted kidnapping of Winston Churchill by the German high command during World War II. When it is discovered that in November 1943 Winston Churchill is scheduled to spend a weekend in a country home in Norfolk, the Germans plan to kidnap him. Heinrich Himmler (Donald Pleasence), under orders from Hitler, assigns Nazi colonel Max Radl (Robert Duvall) the chore of sneaking the English-hating Irishman Liam Devlin (Donald Sutherland) into the British countryside and arranging for a 16-man task force to be parachuted into the English country town of Sudley Constable, under the auspices of Colonel Kurt Steiner (Michael Caine). The efficient planning works too well, and before long their exactingly perfect timetable begins to come apart. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast

Michael Caine
as Col. Kurt Steiner
Donald Sutherland
as Liam Devlin
Robert Duvall
as Col. Max Radl
Jenny Agutter
as Molly Prior
Donald Pleasence
as Heinrich Himmler
Anthony Quayle
as Admiral Wilhelm Canaris
Jean Marsh
as Joanna Grey
Sven-Bertil Taube
as Capt. Ritter Neumann
John Standing
as Father Philip Verecker
Judy Geeson
as Pamela Vereker
Treat Williams
as Capt. Harry Clark
Larry Hagman
as Col. Clarence E. Pitts
Terry Plummer
Maurice Roeves
as Maj. Corcoran
Siegfried Rauch
as Sgt. Brandt
Robert Reece
Richard Wren
Kate Binchy
Keith Buckley
Michael Byrne
Tim Barlow
Joachim Hansen
Alexei Jawdokimov
Jeff Conaway
David Gilliam
Leigh Dilley
as Winston Churchill

Crew

John Sturges
Director
Jack H. Wiener
Producer
Tom Mankiewicz
Screenwriter
Peter Allwork
Cinematographer
Lalo Schifrin
Composer (Music Score)
Anne V. Coates
Editor
Peter Murton
Production Designer
Charles Bishop
Art Director
Yvonne Blake
Costume Designer
Roy Whybrow
Special Effects
James Bawden
Camera Operator
Gerry Crampton
Stunts
Irene Lamb
Casting
Eric Allwright
Makeup
Freddie Williamson
Makeup
Paul Rabiger
Makeup
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