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Where Eagles Dare


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The feature film of Alistair Mac Lean's famous story starring Richard Burton as Major John Smith, Clint Eastwood as Lt. Morris Schaffer, Mary Ure as Mary Ellison, Michael Hordern as Vice-Admiral Rolland, Patrick Wymark as Col. Wyatt-Turner

Seven paratroopers, led by a British intelligence officer, are sent on a seemingly impossible mission. They must enter the almost impregnable Nazi strong-hold 'Castle of the Eagles' - and rescue a high-ranking American officer. An already dangerous task is further threatened by a traitor in the group. This World War II adventure film proved one of the greatest box-office successes of all time, thanks to its ingenious script, spectacular special effects and exciting stunt work.

Films: page 12


Screenplay: Alistair MacLean
Producer: Elliott Kastner
Director: Brian G. Hutton
Major John Smith: Richard Burton
Lt Morris Schaffer: Clint Eastwood
Mary Ellison: Mary Ure
Vice-Admiral Rolland: Michael Hordern
Col. Wyatt-Turner: Patrick Wymark
Cartwright-Jones: Robert Beatty
Col. Kramer: Anton Diffring
Olaf Christiansen: Donald Houston
Reichsmarschall Rosemeyer: Ferdy Mayne
Torrance-Smythe: Neil McCarthy
Edward Carraciola: Peter Barkworth
Lee Thomas: William Squire
Sergeant Harrod: Brook Williams
Col. Weissner: Victor Beaumont
Heidi: Ingrid Pitt

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