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?

Details

Release details

Duration:
135 mins

Cast and crew

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