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Stars of Eger (1968)

Egri csillagok (original title)
1552, the great Turkish Empire wants to conquer Europe, and the world. The last stand is Hungarian Kingdom, and the castle of Eger. The brave soldiers decides they will fight till the end of their lifes.


Zoltán Várkonyi


Géza Gárdonyi (novel), István Nemeskürty (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
István Kovács István Kovács ... Bornemissza Gergely
Vera Venczel Vera Venczel ... Cecey Éva
Imre Sinkovits ... Dobó István
György Korga György Korga ... Bornemissza Jancsika (as Korga Gyuri)
Gábor Mádi Szabó Gábor Mádi Szabó ... Cecey
Vera Szemere Vera Szemere ... Ceceyné
Éva Ruttkai ... Izabella Királynõ
György Bárdy György Bárdy ... Jumurdzsák
Tibor Bitskey Tibor Bitskey ... Mekcsey István
Ferenc Bessenyei ... Török Bálint
Péter Benkö Péter Benkö ... Török János
Gábor Agárdi Gábor Agárdi ... Sárközy cigány
Rudolf Somogyvári Rudolf Somogyvári ... Hegedûs István
László Tahi Tóth László Tahi Tóth ... Kobzos Ádám
Géza Tordy Géza Tordy ... Miklós diák


Following the partly fictional story of the novel (by Géza Gárdonyi) we see the rise and love life of a gallant Hungarian soldier, Gergely Bornemissza, who is also present at the Battle of Eger - one of the most important battles against the Turkish Empire.

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Thousands of Turkish tents were erected. Set designer Endre Szász was forced to learn horse riding during production just to be able to inspect them all, since they were spaced so widely apart. See more »


One of the soldiers very obviously grabs an off-screen arrow and holds it to his chest when he's supposed to be shot down. See more »


Referenced in Yoomurjak's Ring (2009) See more »

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The greatest Hungarian production from the 60s
23 November 1998 | by star-30See all my reviews

There was a time of expensive films supported by the state in the middle-European-area. Like SU made his "War and Peace"-blockbuster (cca.$300 million), his political partner Hungary made him too. It is called "Stars of Eger" from Geza Gardonyi's classic novel. Eger is a town that won a match against theTturkish army in the 16th century.

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Release Date:

19 December 1968 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Stars of Eger I See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Balaton, Hungary See more »

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Production Co:

Mafilm See more »
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Technical Specs



Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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