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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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About five to six thousand infantrymen from the Hungarian People's Army were hired as extras for the grand battle scenes. See more »


Siege ladders were obviously made by modern wood processing machines. See more »


Referenced in Hungarian Vagabond (2004) See more »

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Good heroic film from the past with some strange scenes
27 March 2007 | by endredilSee all my reviews

There were many mistakes, unskilled men playing soldiers at the ambush, sometimes very slow scenes, which make the film funny. For example: "dying" Turkish fighters watch peacefully the continue of the battle, they look around after being boiled by hot water and jumping down (at the wall climbing), fake Gypsy dancing for long minutes without any reason. But it was the last big Hungarian film. The original story is perfect with its heroic historical content and romantic events, which would be interesting for a foreigner too. A modern adaption would be a good idea, but the present Hungarian film makers weren't able to do as good film as the story would deserve - I think.

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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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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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