Where Eagles Dare

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During World War II, a British aircraft is shot down and crashes in Nazi held territory. The Germans capture the only survivor, American Brigadier General George Carnaby (Robert Beatty), and take him to the nearest S.S. 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 costs, and order Major Jonathan Smith (Richard Burton) to lead a crack commando team to rescue him. Amongst the team is an American Ranger, Lieutenant Morris Schaffer (Clint Eastwood), 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.

Director: Brian G. Hutton
Writer: Alistair MacLean (story), Alistair MacLean (screenplay)
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
Year: 1968
MetaScore: 63/100
ImdbRating: 7.7
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 12 Mar 1969
Awards: 1 win & 3 nominations.


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Maj. Smith - Richard Burton
Schaffer - Clint Eastwood
Mary Ellison - Mary Ure
Col. Turner - Patrick Wymark
Adm. Rolland - Michael Hordern
Christiansen - Donald Houston
Berkeley - Peter Barkworth
Carnaby - Robert Beatty
Sgt. Harrod - Brook Williams
Sgt. Jock MacPherson - Neil McCarthy
Carpenter - Vincent Ball
Col. Kramer - Anton Diffring
Rosemeyer - Ferdy Mayne
Von Hapen - Derren Nesbitt
Col. Weissner - Victor Beaumont
Heidi - Ingrid Pitt
German Soldier - Chris Adcock
Pilot / German Soldier - Del Baker
Telephone Orderly - Richard Beale
German Cablecar Engineer - Roy Beck
Blonde Woman in Tavern - Pauline Chamberlain
German Officer #2 - Ivor Dean
Maj. Wilhelm Wilner - Guy Deghy
German Officer on Stairs - Jim Dowdall
Sgt. Hartmann - Max Faulkner
German Soldier - Harry Fielder
German Major - at 'Zum Wilden Hirsch' - John G. Heller
German Woman - Lyn Kennington
Young German Soldier - Nigel Lambert
Lt. Anne-Marie Kernitser - Olga Lowe
German Officer - Ian McCulloch
German Radio Op - Terence Mountain
German Major - Derek Newark
Waiter at Zum Wilden Hirsch - Jim O'Brady
German Soldier - Edward Michael Perry
German Officer at Airfield - Anton Rodgers
German Soldier - Peter Roy
Helicopter Pilot - Bill Sawyer
German Officer at Ammunitions Shed - Jack Silk
Sky Tram Operator - Philip Stone
Innkeeper - Jim Tyson
Airport Control Officer - Ernst Walder
German Soldier - Del Watson
Major Brandt - Terry Yorke