Eye of the Needle (1981)

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A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.

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The exotic location of the coast-swept isle known as "Storm Island" which features in the second part of this movie was portrayed in this film by The Isle of Mull, which is also known as Mull, and is located off the west coast of Scotland. It is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides and is situated in the Scottish council district of Argyll and Bute. It's Scottish Gaelic wording is spelt Muile and is pronounced mule in their dialect. It is the fourth largest island of both Scotland and also Great Britain. This island setting is depicted in this film as having few buildings and residents though in real life it is far more cosmopolitan and occupied containing its own villages, castles, and tourist spots. As a filming location, at the time of production, the island had been most famous for being the island setting in the Powell-Pressburger film, 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945).


Quotes

Faber: The war has come down to the two of us.


Goofs

1981 Juniper Films version on MGM DVD copyright 2000. The final, aerial scene edited onto this version must have been not-too-carefully reversed: one is flying away from the beach and up and around the lighthouse, and smoke is going *down* the chimney!


Alternate Versions

NTSC DVD R1 and PAL DVD R2, have different endings. European PAL DVD version ending is approx. 1.5 minutes longer. In the last scene, the helicopter arrives and lands, there is a conversation with the commander about the radio transmission being interrupted and finally the child arrives and reunites with his mother. it's sort of a happy end. This ending was cut from NTSC DVD version.


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When My Little Pomeranian Met Your Little Pekinese
(1933) (uncredited)
Written by
Jack Little, Ira Schuster and Dave Oppenheim

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Romance | Thriller | War

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