To Catch a King


1h 53m 1984

Brief Synopsis

In this espionage thriller that tries in its own way to emulate "Casablanca," Robert Wagner plays an American who owns a Lisbon nightclub and Teri Garr is a slightly dippy chanteuse who has stumbled across a Nazi plot to kidnap the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, living at the time (1942) in Portugal.

Film Details

Release Date
1984
Location
France; Portugal

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

In this espionage thriller that tries in its own way to emulate "Casablanca," Robert Wagner plays an American who owns a Lisbon nightclub and Teri Garr is a slightly dippy chanteuse who has stumbled across a Nazi plot to kidnap the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, living at the time (1942) in Portugal. Together they set out to try to thwart the plan as a wily German general closes in on them. Despite this HBO film's starring role going to a white-suited, Bogart-like Wagner, much of the focus was on Garr racing across Europe in a tight skirt and six-inch spike heels with the Gestapo in hot pursuit. The source novel was by Harry Patterson, which is the pen-name of Jack Higgins, author of "The Eagle Has Landed".

Crew

Alex Archambault

Hair

Monique Archambault

Makeup Supervisor

Bernard Bats

Sound Mixer

Nick Bicat

Music

Maureen Booth

Wardrobe Assistant

Graham Bradstreet

Production Accountant

Tony Britten

Music Conductor

Vincent Canaple

Assistant Director

Hugo Carvalho

Unit Manager

Virgílio Castelo

Local Casting

Cliff Chally

Other

Nikki Clapp

Continuity

Michael Connell

Music Editor

Kenny Crouch

Wardrobe Assistant

Noel Davis

Casting Director

Loolee Deleon

Production Coordinator

Claire Denis

Assistant Director

Marcel Durham

Assistant Editor

Robert E Fuisz, M.d.

Executive Producer

Bill Geddes

Grip

Evangeline Harrison

Costume Designer

Graham V Hartstone

Dubbing Mixer

Roger Hirson

Screenplay

David James

Photography

Peter James

Art Director

Thomas M C Johnston

Coproducer

Alfred R Kelman

Producer

Jason Lehel

Other

Denis Lewiston

Director Of Photography

Ann Lorena

Makeup Assistant

Nyla Lyon

Other

Alan Martin

Gaffer

Jasmin Matos

Set Decorator

Roddy Mcdowall

Photography

Constantin Mejinsky

Set Decorator

Ginette Mejinsky

Unit Manager

Mark Monnet

Coproducer

Dominique Namis-evans

Wardrobe Assistant

Harry Patterson

Source Material (From Novel)

Joao Pincone

Assistant Director

Olga Pogostin

Other

Mike Rutter

Assistant Camera Operator

Dominique Saland

Other

Adele Sanders

Production Accountant

Joao Secaetano

Assistant Director

James Shields

Sound Editor

Adam Storke

Assistant

William F Storke

Producer

Dominique Tabuteau

Assistant Director

Peter Tanner

Editor

James Turrell

Camera Operator

Frank Westmore

Makeup Artist

Jeremy Zimmermann

Casting Associate

Film Details

Release Date
1984
Location
France; Portugal

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States February 12, 1984