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To Catch a King (1984)

Not Rated | | Thriller, Drama | TV Movie 12 February 1984
In 1940, two Americans, Joe Jackson (Robert Wagner) and Hannah Winter (Teri Garr), attempt to thwart a plot to kidnap the Duke of Windsor (Sir John Standing) during a visit to Windsor.

Director:

Clive Donner

Writers:

Jack Higgins (novel) (as Harry Patterson), Roger O. Hirson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Wagner ... Joe Jackson
Teri Garr ... Hannah Winter
Horst Janson ... General Schellenberg
John Standing ... The Duke of Windsor
Barbara Parkins ... The Duchess of Windsor
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Colonel da Cunha
Barry Foster ... Max Winter
Jane Lapotaire ... Irene Neumann
Edmund Kente Edmund Kente ... Walter Monckton
Peter Egan ... Heydrich
Stephen Moore ... Himmler
John Patrick John Patrick ... Kleiber
Constantine Gregory ... Capt. Mohta
John Barron ... Selby
Peter Woodthorpe ... Becker
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In 1940, two Americans, Joe Jackson (Robert Wagner) and Hannah Winter (Teri Garr), attempt to thwart a plot to kidnap the Duke of Windsor (Sir John Standing) during a visit to Windsor.

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A suspense thriller from the author of 'The Eagle has Landed' [Australia Video] See more »

Genres:

Thriller | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Portugal

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caccia al re See more »

Filming Locations:

Portugal

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Michael Gothard was thought suitable for the part of Colonel da Cunha. See more »

Soundtracks

I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
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An Excellent Thriller!
27 June 2010 | by John1986See all my reviews

A good film, with a lot of great actors (Robert Wagner, Teri Garr and Barbara Perkins.) The film has a good story, and the music is nice (by Nick Bicât). It's a film about a conspiracy to kidnap the Duke Of Windsor, in the year 1940. But a Nightclub singer (Teri Garr) discovers the plot, and with Joe Jackson (Robert Wagner) she tries to protect the Duke against the S.S. and Nazi-Germany.

The film has a nice story, which is based on the book "To Catch A King" by Harry "Jack Higgins" Patterson. The only thing i don't like is the ending.

Thanks for reading my review.


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