THE EAGLE HAS LANDED

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED

(1977 Action/War)




Everyone thinks I've played a lot of Nazis like Maximilian Schell.
I was Heinrich Himmler in THE EAGLE HAS LANDED, and after Himmler, what's left?
With a real-life monster like that, anything fictional pales in comparison.


---Donald Pleasence



ALTERNATE TITLES:

LA NOTTE DELL'AQUILA (Italian title)



CAST AND CREW:

MICHAEL CAINE (Colonel Kurt Steiner)
DONALD SUTHERLAND (Liam Devlin)
ROBERT DUVALL (Colonel Max Radl)
JENNY AGUTTER (Molly Prior)
DONALD PLEASENCE (Heinrich Himmler)
ANTHONY QUAYLE (Admiral Wilhelm Canaris)
JEAN MARSH (Joanna Grey)
SVEN-BERTIL TAUBE (Captain von Neustadt)
TREAT WILLIAMS (Captain Harry Clark)
LARRY HAGMAN (Colonel Pitts)

Directed by JOHN STURGES
Written by TOM MANKIEWICZ
(Based on the novel by JACK HIGGINS)
Produced by JACK WEINER and DAVID NIVEN, JR.



SYNOPSIS:

During World War II, Nazi paratroopers attempt to kidnap the Prime Minister of England, Winston Churchill.



PLEASENCE CHARACTER:

Pleasence plays real-life Nazi Heinrich Himmler, who was the minister of the interior and head of all German police forces.



PORTRAITS AND STILLS:

  • DONALD PLEASENCE AS HEINRICH HIMMLER
  • ANTHONY QUAYLE AND PLEASENCE
    Photos courtesy of Tim Murphy



    VIDEO/LASER DISC/DVD AVAILABILITY:

    NTSC VIDEO TO BUY---AMAZON.COM
    NTSC VIDEO TO RENT---BEST VIDEO
    PAL VIDEO TO BUY---BLACK STAR



    NOVEL AVAILABILITY:

    PAPERBACK NOVEL BY JACK HIGGINS TO BUY---AMAZON.COM
    AUDIO NOVEL BY JACK HIGGINS [narrated by Christopher Cazenove] TO BUY---AMAZON.COM



    STAR LINKS:

  • AN UNOFFICIAL JENNY AGUTTER FAN PAGE
  • CITIZEN CAINE
  • MY DOMAN IS MICHAEL CAINE



    FILM LINKS:

  • INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE



    Photos 1977 ITC FILMS. All Rights Reserved.

    Logo designed by Karen Rappaport




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