Where Eagles Dare (1968)

Where Eagles Dare (1968, GBR) C-158m. SCOPE ** D: Brian G. Hutton. Starring Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark, Michael Hordern, Donald Houston, Anton Diffring, Ferdy Mayne, Ingrid Pitt. World War Two adventure, written by Alistair MacLean from his story. Burton leads commando of several British and American officers into German Nazi fortress, supposedly attempting to rescue a British spy. Good stunt work, effective score by Ron Goodwin, but film is long and not always on-target. The bad guys die much too easily. Still, some found this riveting. Filmed in Austria. Director Hutton followed this with the similar KELLY'S HEROES (1970).


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