To Catch a King

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To Catch a King
Screenplay by Roger O. Hirson
Story by Harry Patterson
Directed by Clive Donner
Starring Robert Wagner
Teri Garr
Horst Janson
John Standing
Barbara Parkins
Marcel Bozzuffi
Theme music composerNick Bicât
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers António da Cunha Telles
Robert E. Fuisz
ProducersThomas M.C. Johnston
Alfred R. Kelman
Marc Monnet
William F. Storke
Production location Portugal
CinematographyDennis C. Lewiston
Editor Peter Tanner
Running time115 minutes
Production companiesEntertainment Partners
Gaylord Productions
HBO Premiere Films
Original networkHBO
Original release
  • February 12, 1984 (1984-02-12)

To Catch a King is a 1984 American thriller film directed by Clive Donner and written by Roger O. Hirson. Based on the 1979 novel by Jack Higgins (writing as Harry Patterson), the film stars Robert Wagner, Teri Garr, Horst Janson, John Standing, Barbara Parkins and Marcel Bozzuffi. It premiered on HBO on February 12, 1984. [1] [2]



The story is a fictionalized account of Operation Willi.


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  1. "To Catch a King (1984) - Overview". Retrieved 2016-01-28.
  2. Kristie Hassen (2016). "To-Catch-a-King - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times . Archived from the original on 2016-02-04. Retrieved 2016-01-28.