Once an Eagle was a seven-part miniseries originally telecast December 2, 1976 through January 13, 1977; the first and last installments ran two hours each, while the interim episodes each ran 60 minutes. Based on the Anton Myrer novel, the series charts thirty years in the careers of two military men, from the outbreak of World War I to the ...Read MoreOnce an Eagle was a seven-part miniseries originally telecast December 2, 1976 through January 13, 1977; the first and last installments ran two hours each, while the interim episodes each ran 60 minutes. Based on the Anton Myrer novel, the series charts thirty years in the careers of two military men, from the outbreak of World War I to the aftermath of World War II. Sam Damon (Sam Elliot) is the "Gallant," a straight-arrow type who is an excellent family man and praiseworthy warrior. Courtney Massingale (Cliff Potts) is the "Goofus," a womanizing, self-aggrandizing conniver who knows how to play the angles to the top. Once an Eagle was the second of four story arcs seen on the NBC anthology series Best Sellers; it was preceded by Captains and the Kings, and followed by Seventh Avenue and The Rhineman Exchange. Hal Erickson, RoviRead Less
Melanie Griffith, Lynda Day George, Andrew Duggan, Ralph Bellamy, James Cromwell, Darlene Carr, Cliff Potts, Amy Irving,... 1976 Run time: 420. We sell NEW Factory Sealed product, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Fast Shipping! 100% Customer Satisfaction, over 30 years of Happy Customers. Fast, safe secure shipping in bubble wrap mailers so your order arrives in perfect condition.
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Once an Eagle is one of the three great war mini series, along with Winds of War and War and Remembrance. Sam Elliot probably played his best role over a lengthy career in movies. (I am sure that he is also the voice for the Dodge Ram truck commercials) The four lead characters in the series, Elliot, Cliff Potts, Glenn Ford and Amy Irving also deliver excellet performances. I saw the series in 1976 and wanted to see it again and was delighted when it came out on DVD. The quality of the DVD is excellent. What I didn't remember between the intrigue of the differences between the Elliot and Potts characters and the excellent war footage was the volume of soap opera drama that kept creaping into the story. I guess that was the seventies and it dates the production, but only by a bit. That aside, I was really glad I made the purchase as I enjoyed it immensely and will probably view it again in about six months.