EAGLE IN A CAGE
Directed by FIELDER COOK
Screenplay by MILLARD LAMPELL
Napoleon, like Jesus Christ, has always had vile luck with directors. It is often assumed that Hollywood has a monopoly on witless historical reconstructions. Of course it does not. The latest film to prove it is Eagle in a Cage, an account of the Little Corporal's exile on St. Helena.
This is the one period of Napoleon's life (except, presumably, his conception) that could be filmed on a small budget; the war is over, thus effecting a great economy in props and stunt...