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Operation Cross Eagles (1968)

R | | War | 1969 (USA)
In this thrilling war drama set in Yugoslavia during WWII, a small band of courageous commandoes are sent to kidnap an important German commander in exchange for an American general being held in a German fortress.

Director:

Richard Conte

Writers:

Lilly Diamond (script), Vincent Fotre (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Conte ... Lt. Bradford
Rory Calhoun ... Sgt. Sean McAfee
Aili King Aili King ... Anna
Rada Djuricin Rada Djuricin ... Fulda (as Rada Duricin)
Relja Basic Relja Basic ... Admiral Von Vogels (as Relja Bashich)
Abdurrahman Shala Abdurrahman Shala ... Kalich (as Abdul Rahman)
Phil Brown ... Sgt. Turley
Demeter Bitenc Demeter Bitenc ... Bell
Rick West Rick West ... SS Colonel Streich
Janez Vajevec Janez Vajevec ... Tanley
Boris Cavazza Boris Cavazza ... Leasco
Danilo Turk Danilo Turk
Laci Cigoj Laci Cigoj ... Brucic
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In this thrilling war drama set in Yugoslavia during WWII, a small band of courageous commandoes are sent to kidnap an important German commander in exchange for an American general being held in a German fortress.

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Country:

USA | Yugoslavia

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Epiheirisi 'Stavraetoi' See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (eastman color)
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The meaning of Operation Cross Eagles, according to the film, was that Cross Eagles was the code name for the allied invasion of the Balkans. See more »

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The invasion of the Balkans
2 November 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Richard Conte and Rory Calhoun and a mostly continental cast made Operation Cross Eagles over in Yugoslavia. As united Yugoslavia under Marshal Tito was charting its own course during the Cold War western films were finding it congenial territory to do some shooting there. Also Tito himself was looking to develop a Yugoslav film industry and B picture players like Calhoun and Conte were finding it harder and harder to get work in the USA. Conte also doubled as director.

I'm sure Conte didn't like the experience of directing because he never did it again. He and Calhoun look pretty bored the expressions of actors waiting for their paychecks to clear.

The setting of the film was the underground war in the Balkans. As we well know the British and American military never heavily invested in that theater. What participation there was came from organizations like MI5 for the British and the OSS for the Americans. Sterling Hayden actually did serve in that theater as an OSS operative.

Here we are concerned with the rescue of an officer in the British army who doesn't even sound British who knows the plans of Operation Cross Eagles the planned Allied invasion of the Balkans. As we know from history that never happened there must be more to it. There is.

But Conte directed a film that needed life support. It's dull and listless and a pale imitation of Guns Of Navarone in many respects.

For fans of Conte and Calhoun only.


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