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Daily | Brian G. Hutton, 1935 – 2014

21 August 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

"Brian G. Hutton, who directed Clint Eastwood in the World War II classics Where Eagles Dare and Kelly's Heroes as well as Frank Sinatra in the dark cop drama The First Deadly Sin, has died. He was believed to be 79." Mike Barnes for the Hollywood Reporter: "Hutton also called the shots on two films toplined by Elizabeth Taylor: the drama X, Y and Zee (1972), also starring Michael Caine and Susannah York, and Night Watch (1973), with Taylor, as a widow suffering from a nervous breakdown, playing opposite Laurence Harvey." We've also made note of remembrances from Variety and Cinema Retro. » - David Hudson »

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Brian G. Hutton, 79, Director Of "Where Eagles Dare" And "Kelly's Heroes",

20 August 2014 3:47 PM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

It is with profound sadness that we must announce the passing of director Brian G. Hutton, a long-time friend of and contributor to Cinema Retro. Brian was one of the most unique talents in the film business. Born in New York City, he never lost his hard-scrabble, irascible attitude which extended to resenting having to take orders from the studio "suits" who employed him. He walked away from a great and lucrative career in the industry decades ago and kept out of the public eye, granting precious few interviews in the intervening decades. He remains primarily known for his two big budget WWII MGM films, "Where Eagles Dare" and "Kelly's Heroes", both starring Clint Eastwood. The films were difficult to make and the latter resulted in a major conflict with Hutton and Eastwood and MGM when the studio exercised its rights to dramatically cut the film prior to its release. »

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