The Eagle Has Landed

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Plodding time-passer about a Nazi plot tokidnap Churchill from his Norfolk retreat in 1943. Tom Mankiewicz, adapting Jack Higgins' bet-hedging bestseller ('at least half documented historical fact'), goes for an examination of good/bad German motivations that cuts across the sub-Jackal suspense; Sturges turns in a tired study of Cherman and Oirish accents, and little else. There's not one iota of the two-way menace of a partly similar Germans-in-Britain picture like Went the Day Well?


Release details

135 mins

Cast and crew

John Sturges
Tom Mankiewicz
Michael Caine
Donald Sutherland
Robert Duvall
Jenny Agutter
Donald Pleasence
Anthony Quayle
Jean Marsh
Judy Geeson
Treat Williams
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