The Eagle Has Landed

The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

The daring World War II plot that changed the course of history.

  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action, Thriller, War
  • Release Date: 1976-12-24
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 303 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 15min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Associated General Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: John Sturges
star 6.6/10
From 303 Ratings


When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.

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  • Michael Caine

    as Col. Kurt Steiner
  • Donald Sutherland

    as Liam Devlin
  • Robert Duvall

    as Col. Max Radl
  • Jenny Agutter

    as Molly Prior
  • Donald Pleasence

    as Himmler
  • Anthony Quayle

    as Admiral Canaris
  • Jean Marsh

    as Joanna Grey
  • Sven-Bertil Taube

    as Captain von Neustadt
  • John Standing

    as Father Verecker
  • Judy Geeson

    as Pamela
  • Treat Williams

    as Captain Clark
  • Larry Hagman

    as Colonel Pitts
  • Alexei Jawdokimov

    as Corporal Kuniski
  • Richard Wren

    as Hans Altmann
  • Michael Byrne

    as Karl
  • Joachim Hansen

    as SS-Obergruppenführer
  • Denis Lill

    as Churchill's aide
  • Rick Parsé

    as E-Boat Commander
  • Léonie Thelen

    as Branna
  • Keith Buckley

    as Hauptmann Gericke
  • Terence Plummer

    as Arthur Seymour
  • Tim Barlow

    as George Wilde (Publican)
  • John Barrett

    as Laker Armsby
  • Kate Binchy

    as Mrs. White
  • Maurice Roëves

    as Major Corcoran
  • David Gilliam

    as Sgt. Murphy
  • Jeff Conaway

    as Frazier
  • Asa Teeter

    as Major Neuer's Driver
  • Rob Reece

    as Corporal Becker
  • Jack McCulloch

    as Major Neuer
  • Siegfried Rauch

    as Sgt. Brandt
  • Brian Blessed

    as Arthur Seymour (voice) (uncredited)
  • Patrick Allen

    as Opening Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
  • Anthony Forrest

    as Sgt. Hayley (uncredited)
  • Wolf Kahler

    as Hauptsturmführer Fleischer (uncredited)
  • Roy Marsden

    as Sturmbannführer Toberg, SS (uncredited)
  • George Leech

    as Traumer (uncredited)
  • Ferdy Mayne

    as Radl's Doctor (uncredited)
  • Kent Williams

    as Mallory (uncredited)
  • Leigh Dilley

    as Winston Churchill / George Fowler (uncredited)
  • Harry Fielder

    as Motorbike Outrider (uncredited)
  • Walter Henry

    as Constable (uncredited)
Directing John Sturges Director
Writing Tom Mankiewicz Screenplay
Production Jack Wiener Producer
Camera Anthony B. Richmond Director of Photography
Art Peter Murton Production Design
Sound Lalo Schifrin Original Music Composer
Production Irene Lamb Casting
Editing Anne V. Coates Editor
Writing Jack Higgins Novel
Production David Niven Jr. Producer
Sound Robin Gregory Sound Recordist
Production Ray Freeborn Location Manager
Art Charles Bishop Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Yvonne Blake Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Eric Allwright Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Paul Rabiger Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Freddie Williamson Makeup Artist
Production Basil Rayburn Production Supervisor
Directing David C. Anderson Assistant Director
Directing Terence Churcher Second Assistant Director
Directing Michael Stevenson Second Assistant Director
Art Peter James Set Dresser
Sound Jonathan Cates Sound Editor
Sound Gerry Humphreys Sound Mixer
Visual Effects Ray Caple Matte Painter
Crew Gerry Crampton Stunt Coordinator
Camera John Wilcox Second Unit Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Elsa Fennell Wardrobe Supervisor
Production Åke Lindman Production Consultant
Production John Beharrell Production Accountant