The Eagle Has Landed
A German strike force aim to kidnap Winston Churchill during World War II, when the British Prime Minister plans to stay in an almost-deserted village in Norfolk for a much-needed rest. The daring scheme which would alter the outcome of the war is put into action by Colonel Radl who is convinced the attempt to kidnap Churchill should be made. He enlists the help of Colonel Steiner who is under suspended sentence of death, and of Liam Devlin. German paratroopers land safely in England, poised and ready for the kidnap, and disguised in Polish uniform. All appears to be going smoothly until an unforeseeable incident exposes the Germans. But the kidnap plan continues and Steiner, his finger on the trigger of his luger, approaches the unmistakable figure of Churchill. The action and suspense is non-stop in this unrelenting World War II thriller, based on Jack Higgins' international best-seller.
Starring Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall
Director John Sturges