Where Eagles Dare – 1968

Where Eagles Dare - 1968 - Clint Eastwood Movies

Overview

Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner… but that’s not all that’s really going on.

 
 

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Where Eagles Dare - 1968 - Clint Eastwood Movies

Cast (first billed)

  • Richard Burton – Maj. Smith
  • Clint Eastwood – Schaffer
  • Mary Ure – Mary Ellison

Director

  • Brian G. Hutton

Plot

During WW2 a British aircraft is shot down and crashes in Nazi held territory. The Germans capture the only survivor, an American General, and take him to the nearest SS headquarters. Unknown to the Germans the General has full knowledge of the D-Day operation. The British decide that the General must not be allowed to divulge any details of the Normandy landing at all cost and order Major John Smith to lead a crack commando team to rescue him. Amongst the team is an American Ranger, Lieutenant Schaffer, who is puzzled by his inclusion in an all British operation. When one of the team dies after the parachute drop, Schaffer suspects that Smith’s mission has a much more secret objective.

Critical Reception

“An entertaining, action packed adventurous war movie with a splendid story and two wonderful performances from the two main actors.” – Boba_Fett1138 – IMDB

“The radio call-sign “Broadsword calling Danny Boy” is now part of British folklore; the cable-car sequence is unmatched in spectacle; and the whole film makes you cheer up and feel better about the world. For once the Brits are portrayed as cooly proficient rather than public school chumps. What with the Yanks playing second fiddle, it’s almost like the good old days ….” – McLaren – IMDB

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