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: 6.6/10 from 266 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 15min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Associated General Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: John Sturges
star 6.7/10
From 266 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)
Production Irene Lamb Casting
Writing Tom Mankiewicz Screenplay
Editing Anne V. Coates Editor
Sound Lalo Schifrin Original Music Composer
Art Peter Murton Production Design
Art Charles Bishop Art Direction
Camera Anthony B. Richmond Director of Photography
Directing John Sturges Director
Costume & Make-Up Paul Rabiger Makeup Artist
Sound Robin Gregory Sound Recordist
Costume & Make-Up Yvonne Blake Costume Design
Sound Gerry Humphreys Sound Mixer
Camera John Wilcox Second Unit Director of Photography
Art Peter James Set Dresser
Production Jack Wiener Producer
Sound Jonathan Cates Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Eric Allwright Makeup Artist
Production Åke Lindman Production Consultant
Directing David C. Anderson Assistant Director
Writing Jack Higgins Novel
Costume & Make-Up Freddie Williamson Makeup Artist
Production Basil Rayburn Production Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Elsa Fennell Wardrobe Supervisor
Production David Niven Jr. Producer
Visual Effects Ray Caple Matte Painter
Crew Gerry Crampton Stunt Coordinator
Directing Michael Stevenson Second Assistant Director
Directing Terence Churcher Second Assistant Director
Production Ray Freeborn Location Manager
Production John Beharrell Production Accountant