What is the name of the old World War 2 movie where prisoners in a large castle build a glider in the attic?
I also was looking for the answer to this question. First, I think the movie name you are trying to think of is "Where Eagles Dare". That is a great WW2 film with Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. However, no gliders. Based on the answer by the Pimpernel, I rented "The Colditz Story" from Netflix, 1957 version. Fun movie, however again no gliders. Historically there were gliders built and used at Colditz castle, but not in this movie. So I'm trying again. It appears there was a movie made for TV in 1971. That fits with the time period I remember watching the movie on this subject, so I think that is what the Pimpernel was referring to..."The Birdmen", starring Doug McClure, Chuck Connors.
Alastor is the evil wizard in "The Castle in the Attic." Specifically, he is a character in a book published in 1985. The book's plot revolves around the adventures of a ten-year-old boy being able to shrink to the size of his friend, a toy Silver Knight in a toy castle gifted by an English nanny. The book's author is Elizabeth Winthrop (b. 1948). Winthrop is the great great niece of 26th U.S. President Theodore…
This book is about a boy named William Lawrence who doesn't want his nanny/babysitter who has been with him since birth to leave. Then Mrs. Phillips, the nanny/babysitter, gives him a mysterious castle with a real, alive, miniature, knight. William decides to shrink Mrs. Phillips with the token of Janus Sir Simon had. That brings them to an adventure of a lifetime.