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Release Date:
12 March 1969 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They look like Nazis but . . . The Major is British . . . The Lieutenant is American . . . The Beautiful Frauleins are Allied Agents! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A great wartime thriller See more (221 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Burton ... Maj. Smith

Clint Eastwood ... Schaffer

Mary Ure ... Mary Ellison
Patrick Wymark ... Col. Turner

Michael Hordern ... Adm. Rolland

Donald Houston ... Christiansen

Peter Barkworth ... Berkeley
William Squire ... Thomas

Robert Beatty ... Carnaby

Brook Williams ... Sgt. Harrod
Neil McCarthy ... Sgt. Jock MacPherson
Vincent Ball ... Carpenter
Anton Diffring ... Col. Kramer
Ferdy Mayne ... Rosemeyer

Derren Nesbitt ... Von Hapen
Victor Beaumont ... Col. Weissner

Ingrid Pitt ... Heidi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Beale ... Telephone Orderly (uncredited)
Ivor Dean ... German Officer #2 (uncredited)
Guy Deghy ... Maj. Wilhelm Wilner (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall ... Extra (uncredited)
Max Faulkner ... Sgt. Hartmann (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... German Soldier (uncredited)
John G. Heller ... German Major - at 'Zum Wilden Hirsch' (uncredited)
Lyn Kennington ... German Woman (uncredited)
Nigel Lambert ... Young German Soldier (uncredited)
Olga Lowe ... Lt. Anne-Marie Kernitser (uncredited)
Ian McCulloch ... German Officer (uncredited)
Terence Mountain ... German Radio Op (uncredited)
Derek Newark ... German Major (uncredited)
Anton Rodgers ... German Officer at Airfield (uncredited)
Bill Sawyer ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
Jack Silk ... German Officer at Ammunitions Shed (uncredited)
Philip Stone ... Sky Tram Operator (uncredited)
Jim Tyson ... Innkeeper (uncredited)
Ernst Walder ... Airport Control Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian G. Hutton 
 
Writing credits
Alistair MacLean (story)

Alistair MacLean (screenplay)

Alistair MacLean  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Denis Holt .... associate producer
Elliott Kastner .... producer
Jerry Gershwin .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Ron Goodwin 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Ibbetson (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
John Jympson 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Mullins 
 
Costume Design by
Arthur Newman (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Tony Sforzini .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ted Lloyd .... production supervisor
Tom Sachs .... unit manager: second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Colin M. Brewer .... assistant director (as Colin Brewer)
Yakima Canutt .... second unit director
Anthony Waye .... assistant director: second unit
Patrick Clayton .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Chris Kenny .... second assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Arthur Taksen .... set dresser
Mickey Lennon .... assistant property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jonathan Bates .... sound editor
John Bramall .... sound recordist
J.B. Smith .... dubbing mixer
Richard Best Jr. .... foley artist (uncredited)
Peter Dobson .... assistant foley artist (uncredited)
Michael Hickey .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Fred Hellenburgh .... special effects
Richard Parker .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Tom Howard .... photographic effects
 
Stunts
Gillian Aldam .... stunt double: Mary Ure (uncredited)
Peter Brace .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Condren .... stunts (uncredited)
George Lane Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Dittman .... stunt double: Robert Beatty (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Everson .... stunts (uncredited)
Max Faulkner .... stunts (uncredited)
Harry Fielder .... stunts (uncredited)
Tex Fuller .... stunts (uncredited)
Romo Gorrara .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Graydon .... stunts (uncredited)
Alf Joint .... stunt arranger (uncredited)
Alf Joint .... stunt double: Richard Burton (uncredited)
Alf Joint .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Lester .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Jimmy Lodge .... stunts (uncredited)
Dave Newman .... stunts (uncredited)
Terence Plummer .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... stunt double: Clint Eastwood (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Powell .... stunt arranger (uncredited)
Joe Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Richards .... stunts (uncredited)
Doug Robinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Sawyer .... stunt double: Clint Eastwood (uncredited)
Bill Sawyer .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Silk .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Thong .... stunts (uncredited)
Les White .... stunts (uncredited)
David Wilding .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Yorke .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
H.A.R. Thomson .... second unit cameraman
Paul Wilson .... camera operator
Douglas Adamsson .... photographer: aerial unit (uncredited)
Bob Bremner .... gaffer (uncredited)
Dennis Fraser .... grip (uncredited)
Ginger Gemmel .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
John Jay .... still photographer (uncredited)
Allan Jones .... focus puller (uncredited)
Edward Michael Perry .... electrician (uncredited)
Kelvin Pike .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Graham Scaife .... clapper loader (uncredited)
David Wynn-Jones .... clapper loader (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Alan Strachan .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ron Goodwin .... conductor
 
Other crew
Penny Daniels .... continuity
Al Lettieri .... dialogue coach (as Alfredo Lettieri)
Marion Rosenberg .... assistant to producer
Raymond Becket .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brian L. Davis .... military advisor (uncredited)
Steve Pickard .... process projectionist trainee (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
158 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Mono (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:G (TV rating) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:14 | New Zealand:PG | Norway:16 (1969) | Singapore:PG | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (1994) | USA:PG | USA:M (original rating) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Alistair MacLean wrote the script and novel simultaneously over a period of six weeks. For this reason the movie follows the book faithfully.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The bullet holes in the back of the bus appear then disappear during the final chase.See more »
Quotes:
[Smith and Schaffer are observing the Castle of Eagles fortress, and a nearby military base]
Lt. Morris Schaffer:If I'm not mistaken, that's an army barracks over there.
Major John Smith:No mistake, Lieutenant. This the headquarters of the Wehrmacht Alpenkorps.
Lt. Morris Schaffer:Oh, swell. Do you have any other surprises I should know about?
Major John Smith:I thought you knew, Lieutenant. Why do you think we were chosen for his mission as if not to make social contact?
Lt. Morris Schaffer:You mean we're gonna go down there? Mingle with the German Army?
Major John Smith:Of course. Why do you think we're not dressed as German sailors?
Lt. Morris Schaffer:We'll be recognized as strangers.
Major John Smith:Training troops come and go all the time. What are six new faces among 600 new faces?
Lt. Morris Schaffer:Look, Major, this is primarily a British operation. I'm an American. I don't even know why the hell I'm here.
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FAQ

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42 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
A great wartime thriller, 10 January 2003
Author: Jonathon Dabell (barnaby.rudge@hotmail.co.uk) from Todmorden, England

Where Eagles Dare is simply wonderful. Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood are in terrific form as leaders of a mission deep behind enemy lines. Their job: to infiltrate a mountain top castle and rescue an imprisoned American colonel. There's actually more to the mission than that, but to give away the twists would be to rob anyone who hasn't seen the movie of some wonderful surprises.

The snowy backdrop is perfectly captured. The action sequences (of which there are many) are brilliantly staged, especially the fight atop the cable car, and the bus chase at the end. Each character is well cast, with Burton, Eastwood, Ure and Hordern giving commanding performances. Best of all is the little-known Derren Nesbitt who oozes menace and charm as a nasty Nazi soldier.

I've seen this film countless times and it never tires me. It has so many twists and turns and well-execute sequences that it is gripping every time you watch it. There's really no other way to say it - you need to see this film and see it soon!

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