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Eagles Over London (1969)

La battaglia d'Inghilterra (original title)
PG | | Drama, War | January 1973 (USA)
In World war 2, a German undercover unit infiltrates British lines during the evacuation of Dunkirk, 1939. The film revolves around their successes and failures in disrupting R.A.F. operations during the Battle of Britain.

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Captain Paul Stevens
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Air Marshal George Taylor
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Martin Donovan
Ida Galli ...
Meg (as Evelyn Stewart)
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Maj. Krueger
Renzo Palmer ...
Sgt. Donald Mulligan
Luis Dávila ...
Jacques
Christian Hay ...
Gaston
Jacques Berthier ...
Colonel Smith
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Sheila
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Ugo Adinolfi
Umberto Di Grazia
Ricardo Valle
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During the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940, a team of German saboteurs assume the identities of dead British soldiers and are transported to England. Their first objective is to cripple British air defences by destroying radar stations. Though the identities and whereabouts of the saboteurs are unknown, a team of British soldiers is set up to track them down and abort their mission. While the Battle of Britain rages overhead, the final confrontation takes place as the German team are about to blow up the RAF Fighter Command control centre.

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At the time this was one of the highest budgeted films ever to be made in Italy (behind The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) which was partially financed with American money through United Artists). See more »

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Londoners hurrying to an air raid shelter in 1940 pass a wall sign for the Royal Festival Hall, opened in 1951. See more »

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Featured in From Hell to Victory (1979) See more »

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One of the best "spaghetti war movies"
5 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

See it – Like the many spaghetti westerns that were made during the 70's, there were also a slew of Italian-made WWII movies. The only reason to see this film is that it is possibly the best spaghetti war movie ever made. That being said, this is far from a great movie. It has a fictitious plot (although it takes place during historic events), it is poorly dubbed, and there's no Clint Eastwood. But the action scenes are pretty decent, including exciting opening and ending combat sequences. It's the story of German spies who disguise themselves as British soldiers during the evacuation from Dunkirk in order to destroy radar installations during the Battle of Britain. The only actor you're likely to recognize is Van Johnson, who, although a great actor, is pretty badly miscast in a limited role as a British air marshal. 3 out of 5 action rating


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