The Black Windmill

TitleThe Black Windmill
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1974
AuthorsSiegel, Don
Running Time106 minutes
Date Released1974
DistributorCinema International Corporation (CIC)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Publication LanguageEnglish

Michael Caine plays Major John Tarrant, a British secret agent on the trail of arms smugglers who are selling weapons to terrorists in Northern Ireland. Tarrant's son has been kidnapped by a group demanding a fortune in uncut diamonds for his release.


Michael Caine

John Vernon

Janet Suzman

Donald Pleasence


Directed by Don Siegel

Produced by Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown, and Don Siegel

Written by Clive Egleton

Cinematography by Ousama Rawi

Edited by Antony Gibbs

Music by Roy Budd


Action, Crime, Thriller

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Set during the early years of the Troubles, an MI6 agent's quest for his kidnapped son leads him to uncover conspiracy and treason. An international arms dealer, an Irish gang, and a mysterious MI6 official plant evidence to frame Major John Tarrant. With no support from his agency, Tarrant must unravel the mystery to find his son.

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