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When Eight Bells Toll (1971)

In a vein similar to the James Bond movies, British Agent Philip Calvert (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is on a mission to determine the whereabouts of a ship that disappeared near the coast of Scotland.

Director:

Etienne Périer (as Etienne Perier)

Writer:

Alistair MacLean (screenplay) (as Alistair Maclean)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Philip Calvert
Robert Morley ... Sir Arthur Artford Jones ('Uncle Arthur')
Nathalie Delon ... Charlotte
Jack Hawkins ... Sir Anthony Skouras
Corin Redgrave ... Roy Hunslett
Derek Bond ... Lord Charnley
Ferdy Mayne ... Lavorski
Maurice Roëves ... Lt. Williams - Helicopter Pilot
Leon Collins ... Tim Hutchinson
Wendy Allnutt ... Sue Kirkside
Peter Arne ... Capt. Imrie
Oliver MacGreevy Oliver MacGreevy ... Quinn (as Oliver Macgreevy)
Jon Croft Jon Croft ... Durran
Tom Chatto ... Lord Kirkside
Charlie Stewart ... Sgt. Macdonald
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In a vein similar to the James Bond movies, British Agent Philip Calvert (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is on a mission to determine the whereabouts of a ship that disappeared near the coast of Scotland.

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Plot Keywords:

1970s | ship | british | scotland | agent | See All (166) »

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Danger runs deeper than the sea bed! See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

48 godzin See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

For this, his first major starring role, Sir Anthony Hopkins earned eight thousand British pounds. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, in the castle, Calvert shoots a man with a crossbow. When he walks away his hands are empty. When he walks into the next room he has a carbine with him. See more »

Quotes

[Calvert comes in covered in mud and blood, having been beaten up]
Hunslett: What happened to you?
Philip Calvert: I met a wild gypsy girl in the heather.
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Good yarn
23 May 2002 | by ulysess1966See all my reviews

I love this film, because I think it is pretty true to McClean's book and Calvert is suitably downmarket to be a more believable agent than James Bond ever could be. The scenery is fantastic and the diving scenes are good too. I also have to say that I love the theme music and wish I could get it on CD!


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