To Catch a King

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]

To Catch a King
Screenplay byRoger O. Hirson
Story byHarry Patterson
Directed byClive Donner
StarringRobert Wagner
Teri Garr
Horst Janson
John Standing
Barbara Parkins
Marcel Bozzuffi
Theme music composerNick Bicât
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)António da Cunha Telles
Robert E. Fuisz
Producer(s)Thomas M.C. Johnston
Alfred R. Kelman
Marc Monnet
William F. Storke
Production location(s)Portugal
CinematographyDennis C. Lewiston
Editor(s)Peter Tanner
Running time115 minutes
Production company(s)Entertainment Partners
Gaylord Productions
HBO Premiere Films
Original networkHBO
Original release
  • February 12, 1984 (1984-02-12)


The story is a fictionalized account of Operation Willi.



  1. "To Catch a King (1984) - Overview". Retrieved 2016-01-28.
  2. "To-Catch-a-King - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2016-01-28.

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