Where Eagles Dare
One Weekend Major Smith, Lieutenant Schaffer, And A Beautiful Blonde Named Mary Decided To Win World War II
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- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 2 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 1, 2010
- Originally Released: 1968
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Vintage featurette on location: Where Eagles Dare
- Theatrical trailer
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton & Mary Ure|
|Performer:||Michael Hordern, Donald Houston, Peter Barkworth, Robert Beatty & William Squire|
|Directed by||Brian G. Hutton|
|Edited by||John Jympson|
|Screenwriting by||Alistair MacLean|
|Composition by||Ron Goodwin|
|Art Direction by||Peter Mullins|
|Produced by||Elliott Kastner|
|Director of Photography:||Arthur Ibbetson|
Rating: 3/5 -- It is so long (almost three hours) that it may finally bore the very action trade for which it was intended; yet it's just at that point of surface boredom that the movie aficionado will probably become entranced.
New York Times
Rating: 3/4 -- A straight-ahead, old-school action movie for war-espionage junkies. [Blu-ray] Full Review
Rating: 2.5/4 -- That I was able to enjoy this movie as much as I did, despite the plethora of plot holes, says something for it. Full Review
Three Movie Buffs
It gets better, yields deeper layers of meaning, every time I see it. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- Hilarious and exciting, often at the same time. Full Review
Rating: 6/10 -- ...it provides full-on thrills, maybe exaggerated thrills, to be sure, but making for an exciting ride, nonetheless. Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- As with Kelly's Heroes, Where Eagles Dare pulls itself together best in its third act Full Review
Richard Burton stars as Major John Smith, a British agent during WWII who is in charge a group of six Allied soldiers given the task of rescuing an American general--who is reportedly in possession of the plans for D-Day--from a seemingly impregnable German fortress located high in the Bavarian Alps. Assisting Smith is the sole American in the operative, Lieutenant Morris Schaffer (Clint Eastwood), a fierce soldier skilled with an array of deadly weapons. As the men penetrate the fortress, facing an endless supply of German soldiers, it becomes apparent that some members of the small Allied team may not be who them seem to be. Full of thrilling action set pieces, the screenplay was written by Alistair MacLean, adapted from his own best selling novel.
During World War II, Allied agents are handpicked and sent to rescue an important American general held in the Schloss Adler, an impregnable German fortress high in the Bavarian Alps.
- Film was originally rated M by the MPAA, but was re-rated PG when the M rating was discontinued.
- Shot in Panavision.
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A great movie Movie Lover: Dale Good from EVERETT, WA US -- November, 29, 2016
A great story, fine cast and enjoyable to watch