The Black Windmill

The Black Windmill (1974)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Crime, Spy Film, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Spy Film  |   Release Date - May 17, 1974  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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The Black Windmill is a 1974 British spy thriller film directed by Don Siegel and starring Michael Caine, John Vernon, Janet Suzman and Donald Pleasence. It was produced by Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown.

The screenplay by Leigh Vance is based on Clive Egleton's novel Seven Days to a Killing. The story involves a British secret service agent, John Tarrant (Caine), involved in the investigation of an international arms syndicate. Tarrant's son is kidnapped and held to ransom, leading Tarrant to discover that he cannot even rely on the people on his own side.

The film was made, in part, on location at Clayton Windmills, south of Burgess Hill, in West Sussex, England. It also featured scenes filmed at Aldwych and Shepherd's Bush tube stations. A section of the film was also shot at Pegwell Bay, Ramsgate Hoverport, where Tarrant makes his way across the channel and sneaks onto the back of a bus which is on board the hovercraft Sure.

On the website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 29% audience ranking (May 2013).

Movie Info

Budget

$1,500,000

Themes

Tags

Agent, Black Windmill, British, Diamond, Espionage, Film Based On A Novel, Murder, Paris France, Ransom, Spy

Attributes

Based On: Seven Days to a Killing
Narrative Location: London

Alternate Titles

Contre une poignée de diamants
FR
Crni mlin
SI
Crni mlin na veter
SI
Den svarta väderkvarnen
SE
Die schwarze Windmühle
DE
Dobbeltjagt
DK
Drabble
US
El molino negro
ES
For en neve diamanter
NO
Il caso Drabble
IT
Juodas malunas
LT
Moara neagră
RO
Musta tuulimylly
FI
O anthropos ap' to Londino
GR
O Moinho Negro
BR
Por Um Punhado de Diamantes
PT
The Black Windmill
AU, CA, NL, GB
Wiatraki smierci
PL
Wie was Drabble?
NL
Черната вятърна мелница
BG
Черная мельница
, RU
ドラブル
JP