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Where Eagles Dare

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7.62 h 35 min1969X-RayPG
Commandos, posing as German soldiers, parachute into a city to rescue a supposed allied General from a Nazi hideaway fortress that can only be reached by cable car.
Directors
Brian G. Hutton
Starring
Richard BurtonPatrick WymarkMary Ure
Genres
ActionMilitary and War
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Michael HordernRobert BeattyDonald HoustonPeter BarkworthClint EastwoodMichael Hordern
Studio
Warner Bros.
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4.8 out of 5 stars

975 global ratings

  1. 85% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 10% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 3% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
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Mr. Cj Haselden-SmithReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 January 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Epic - Where Eagles Dare (Burton/Eastwood)
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This is a timeless wartime drama, that should never be remade; it has plenty of plot twists, acts of deception and counter-deception to keep you guessing what is actually going on, great well thought out action sequences with amazing on location scenery shoots. The Stunning Views and Excellent Character acting by Richard Burton & Clint Eastwood make this wartime adventure a worthwhile repeat watch, time and time again.

A definate bucket list visit to Bavaria to visit the shooting locations, just 29+KM south of Salzburg.

Comfort Viewing on a Cold Winters Day without any doubts.
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J. Temperance (Hull)Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 January 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
What presence!
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Quite a sprawl of a plot that takes a little more effort to keep following than the actual story deserves. This is disappointing for a Alistair Maclean plot and screenplay as his are usually a lot tighter. Meanwhile a host of stars go through the motions presumably while drinking well into the night when shooting finished. However, the action scenes are good and the screen presence of Burton, Eastwood, Ure and Houston is good enough to keep you interested in the characters although the latter two are underused and I didn't really see the point of the character Mary except to add a bit of blonde femininity. Likewise Ingrid Pitt is wheeled on and off screen to little purpose when she could have added a lot of extra pizazz in that cheeky way she always does. Eastwood is the action hero and just does what Eastwood does which obviously is better than the portrayals of a gun toting silent type by many other actors but as with the rest of the cast I was left wanting more.

I watched this on a television screen so I am presuming the film is visually a lot better on a large cinema screen especially if you are watching it in 1969 so I am not complaining too much especially as it is far from being a bad or poor film I just feel given the pedigree involved it could have been so much better.

On a slightly different note this is the only 'blockbuster' film that Mary Ure starred in and it was her second to final screen appearance. Sad really that she didn't mature into a great character actress because although it is not particularly evident in this film she was a very good player of roles and could have easily transcended the blonde eye candy parts she was often given in films like this. Unfortunately, she was a troubled woman even while making 'Where Eagles Dare' and never really sorted her life out from this point.
4 people found this helpful
John Hannibal SwiftReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 July 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Trust no one
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Before Hong Kong action movie stars had guns with infinite bullets, Clint Eastwood mowed down most of a German regiment in a castle. The nazi soldiers have a remarkably bad aim. You have to watch this film with some allowances; the rear projection in it is terrible, the use of stunt doubles is obvious, and Eastwood is second banana to Richard Burton, who is hardly action man material. But the film keeps your attention from start to finish and the restored version looks beautiful. Before Clint became a superstar - this.
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Robert LukeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 December 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent WW2 action film. Pure fiction but a great story.
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Mostly a film to showcase Richard Burton''s acting prowess with many scenes just for that purpose included that were otherwise irrelevant to the plot. Apart from that, a rollicking good wartime action adventure film with sometimes brilliant performances turned in by the supporting cast, very ably led by a long suffering Clint Eastwood playing the "Lootennant" 2ic to Burton's Major.
Don't get me wrong, I love this film, I have now watched it many many times to the point where I know the script for all the parts (almost!).
2 people found this helpful
Mr GReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 June 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best WW2 war films of all time
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One of the best WW2 war films of all time. Great shooting, great actors, fantastic music score, great twists in the plot. From an age where we believed in heroes and cleverness without swearing and outright viscous violence.
7 people found this helpful
KennethReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 December 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Great War Film
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This film is based on a story by Alistair McClain, and is gripping from start to finish. It has a number of famous actors such as Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood and Mary Urr. There are fantastic scenes. The music is just great. They do not make films as good as this anymore. Highly recommended.
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Simon DicksonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 April 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Blooming great film
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I like every second of this movie. But I thought the cathedral was on the other side of the square?
3 people found this helpful
tartuffeclunesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 January 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great action film
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This is one of my all time favourite films, first seen in my early teens. The ever shifting narrative combined with great action sequences and some classy acting make it an ideal Sunday afternoon treat.
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