Eye of the Needle
Eye of the Needle is the 1981 feature film adaptation of Ken Follett's 1978 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Richard Marquand (Jagged Edge) and stars Donald Sutherland and Kate Nelligan. To date, is it the only feature film adaptation of a Ken Follett novel, as all other adaptations of his work have been in the form of television miniseries. The success of the film brought director Richard Marquand to the attention of George Lucas, who hired Marquand to direct the third installment of the Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi.
The following weapons were used in the film Eye of the Needle:
Webley Mk VI
Webley Mk IV
Sten Mk III
One of Godliman's men is briefly seen with what appears to be a Sten Mk III.
Double Barreled Shotgun
David also has a Double Barreled Shotgun, which Henry Faber, aka, "the Needle" (Donald Sutherland) later gets ahold of. Lucy and the Needle also get ahold of Tom's (Alex McCrindle) shotgun later in the film.
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*
British troops are armed with Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*. The Home Guard Corporal (Stephen Phillips) is also armed with one.
A German guard is seem armed with a Gewehr 98 rifle.
Several Bofors 40mm guns are seen in the opening scene at the railroad station.
An Alvis Saladin armored car is also seen in the opening scene at the railroad station fitted with a 76mm L5A1 main gun. As the scene is set in 1940 and the Alvis Saladin wasn't produced until 1958, this is an anachronism.