Where Eagles Dare


World War II is raging, and an American general has been captured and is being held hostage in the Schloss Adler, a Bavarian castle that's nearly impossible to breach. It's up to a group of skilled Allied soldiers to liberate the general before it's too late.

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  1. Alistair MacLean

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Brian G. Hutton


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  1. Richard Burton

    Richard Burton

    Maj. Jonathan Smith, MC

  2. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood

    Lt. Morris Schaffer

  3. Mary Ure

    Mary Ure

    Mary Elison

  4. Patrick Wymark

    Patrick Wymark

    Col. Wyatt Turner, DSO MC

  5. Michael Hordern

    Michael Hordern

    Adm. Rolland

  6. Donald Houston

    Donald Houston


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 35m

Budget $7,700,000.00

Revenue $21,000,000.00

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Release Information

  • March 5, 1969
    PG-13, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Major, right now you got me about as confused as I ever hope to be.

Directed by Brian G. Hutton and adapted to the screen from his own novel by Alistair MacLean, Where Eagles Dare stars Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. Music is scored by Ron Goodwin and cinematography is by Arthur Ibbetson.

A small group of allied agents are sent on a mission to rescue a Allied General from a Nazi castle stronghold. But there is more that what meets the eye here...

Boys own men on a mission in grandiose strokes, MacLean's complex story makes for riveting and exciting entertainment. The story twists a... read the rest.

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