THE BLACK WINDMILL

(1974 Suspense)







ALTERNATE TITLES:

DRABBLE (Working title)
IL CASO DRABBLE (Italian title)



CAST AND CREW:

MICHAEL CAINE (Major John Tarrant)
DONALD PLEASENCE (Cedric Harper)
JOSEPH O'CONOR (Sir Edward Julyan)
JOHN VERNON (McKee)
JANET SUZMAN (Alex Tarrant)
DELPHINE SEYRIG (Ceil Burrows)
JOSS ACKLAND (Chief Superintendent Wray)
CLIVE REVILL (Alf Chestermann)
EDWARD HARDWICKE (Mike McCarthy)
CATHERINE SCHELL (Lady Julyan)

Produced and Directed by DON SIEGEL
Written by LEIGH VANCE
(Based on the novel SEVEN DAYS TO A KILLING by CLIVE EGLETON)



SYNOPSIS:

A secret agent finds that his son has been kidnapped by an international arms syndicate.



PLEASENCE'S CHARACTER:

Pleasence plays Cedric Harper---the head of the Department of Subversive Warfare.



PORTRAITS AND STILLS:

  • DONALD PLEASENCE AS CEDRIC HARPER
  • PLEASENCE AND MICHAEL CAINE AT THE FIRING RANGE
  • PLEASENCE WAITS FOR A PHONE CALL
  • PLEASENCE TALKS TO CAINE IN HIS OFFICE
  • PLEASENCE TALKS TO CAINE IN HIS OFFICE #2
  • PLEASENCE WITH HIS ARM IN A CAST
    Photos courtesy of Tim Murphy



    REVIEWS:

  • PENELOPE GILLIATT (The New Yorker)
  • BENJAMIN HALLIGAN
  • NORA SAYRE (The New York Times)



    VIDEO/LASER DISC/DVD AVAILABILITY:

    NTSC VIDEO TO BUY---AMAZON.COM
    NTSC VIDEO TO RENT---BEST VIDEO



    NOVEL AVAILABILITY:

    SEVEN DAYS TO A KILLING is out-of-print. A copy may be available at your local library or at a used bookseller.



    STAR LINKS:

  • CAINE IS CAINE
  • CITIZEN CAINE
  • MY DOMAN IS MICHAEL CAINE



    FILM LINKS:

  • INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE



    Above photo courtesy of Tim Murphy

    Photos 1974 UNIVERSAL PICTURES. All Rights Reserved.

    Logo designed by Karen Rappaport





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