Where Eagles Dare

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Director:
Brian G. Hutton
Released:
Unknown
Rating:
PG

Where Eagles Dare is a classic World War II action movie dating from 1969. A British commando team led by Major Smith must rescue a US Army Brigadier General from the Nazis before he gives away any D-Day details. But there's a surprising addition: Lt. Schaffer, an American Ranger officer; and what only Smith knows is that there's yet another agent along for the mission, his lover, Mary Ellison (Mary Ure). Cloak and dagger antics permeate this movie, centred on the notorious Schloss Adler (the Castle of the Eagles), where nothing is quite what it seems and almost no-one is to be trusted. Madly complicated, utterly straight-faced as it moves from one preposterous situation to the next, this box-office smash seems to have been intended by writer Alastair Maclean as tongue-in-cheek self-parody.

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  • 80

    The Guardian Andrew Pulver

    The development of Bond films in the early 1960s brought a new dimension to espionage-oriented cinema. Where Eagles Dare brings these strands together - fusing the spy story with w...

  • 70

    Time Out

    It may be devoid of significance of any sort, but it is nevertheless passably entertaining, and certainly better viewing than most MacLean adaptations

  • 60

    Empire Ian Nathan

    Classic War caper with a few too many plot contrivances but high on adventure.

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Action & Adventure

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Thrillers, Military & War