The Eagle Has Landed The Ipcress File

  |  Buy to Own: 17/03/2003
  |  221 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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A Michael Caine double bill. 'The Eagle Has Landed' is John Sturges' adaptation of Jack Higgins' semi-factual novel using an all-star cast. In 1943, a group of Nazi soldiers parachute into Norfolk and infiltrate a small village near the holiday retreat of Winston Churchill. Their plan is to assassinate the British Prime Minister but the villagers are not without initiative and, as their plans get protracted, they find themselves facing moral and practical dilemmas. Whilst in 'The Ipcress File' Caine plays Cockney secret service man Harry Palmer in the first of a trilogy of 60s spy capers. Here Harry tracks down a missing scientist, only to discover that one of his own superiors is a double agent. Followed by 'Funeral in Berlin' and 'Million Dollar Brain'.