Eagle Has Landed, The

Date: 1976
Director: John Sturges
Production Company: Associated General Films, ITC Entertainment

Stars: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence, Anthony Quayle, Jean Marsh, Treat Williams, Larry Hagman
Location(s): Mapledurham (Berkshire), Charlestown (Cornwall), Rovaniemi (Finland), London

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WWII thriller, Germans in East Anglia, hoping to kidnap, but if not, kill, Churchill. SJ

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No actors but a pretty Bavarian hilltop.

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No actors but a pretty view of the Alps.

Somerset House standing for Germany.

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Now, the west side. SJ.

Somerset House again.

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Now. SJ.

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The goods yard at Rovaniemi in Finland.

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The goods yard at Rovaniemi in Finland.

The goods yard at Rovaniemi in Finland.

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Original poster, British quad size, 65cm x 100cm, about 25” x 39”, good condition, normal folds, minor splits, cellotape stains and pin holes. Gloss paper. € 150.00 + p&p.

Charlestown Harbour near St. Austell, Cornwall.

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Now. Trees prevent an exact match. SJ.

The Bell & Dragon, Alderney.

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Actually the Pier Head Hotel, Charlestown. SJ.

This is supposed to be the Channel Island of Alderney.

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Now. SJ.

Imagine the disappointment when I went on a family holiday in Alderney and found just a very long pier and no Michael Caine. An early location trip which taught one the power of the cinema.

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Unchanged though the pier seems to have entry restrictions. SJ.


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Looking across to the east. SJ.

The pub after Donald Sutherland has been launched through the window.

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Though I've missed it, the window is back along with some extra railing. SJ.

Mapledurham, Berkshire. Note the fake buildings in the church car park.

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The car park now, locked out of season it seems. SJ.

The water mill at Mapledurham.

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This is not easily accessible either, behind a fence. SJ.

St. Margaret's Church, Mapledurham.

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Between Mapledurham. SJ.

Outside the church.

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The 1939 gates have been put back, same noticeboard. SJ.

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US Army HQ.

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US Army HQ. Identified by 45doyle on the Britmovie site as Warfield Hall, Berkshire, info from Neil Rigby. And above.

Training exercises near the mill.

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Now. SJ.

In the grounds of Mapledurham House where a fake pub was built.

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Now. SJ.

Near the mill as the plot is discovered.

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Thanks to Mark O'Neill who took this one on a recent trip to Mapledurham aka Studley Constable.

Step Cottage as one approaches Mapledurham.

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Step Cottage unchanged, even the horseshoe above the door. SJ.

St Margaret's Church (the interior was a set, btw).

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Now. SJ.

On the outskirts of Mapledurham.

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Taller hedge. SJ.

The church and Malpedurham House.

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Now. SJ.

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Behind Mapledurham House, probably.

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Sutherland's cottage, unknown. Black Park, Wexham, Buckinghamshire, not far from Pinewood Studios in Iver, Buckinghamshire. The cottage was built for the film, in the middle of the park, and later demolished. Michael Kite

Robert Duvall back at Charlestown.

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Now. To the east of the harbour. SJ.

Firing squad just to the east of Charlestown harbour.

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The beach now, with partially broken breakwater. SJ.