Where Eagles Dare

Synopsis: During WW2 a British aircraft is shot down and crashes in Nazi held territory. The Germans capture the only survivor, an American General, and take him to the nearest SS headquarters. Unknown to the Germans the General has full knowledge of the D-Day operation. The British decide that the General must not be allowed to divulge any details of the Normandy landing at all cost and order Major John Smith to lead a crack commando team to rescue him. Amongst the team is an American Ranger, Lieutenant Schaffer, who is puzzled by his inclusion in an all British operation. When one of the team dies after the parachute drop, Schaffer suspects that Smith's mission has a much more secret objective.
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Director(s): Brian G. Hutton
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
158 min

didn't get through.

Now, ifthe Germans can make him talk...

...it could mean no second front

this year.

-Do you understand, sergeant?

-Yes, sir.

-I'm sorry, sir.

That's aIl right, sergeant. Forget it.

Now, ifyou have any more questions,

Major Smith wiIl answer them.

That's all, gentlemen.

Get them ready.

We're approaching the drop area.

Stand by!

Green on! Go!

Where's Harrod?

Well, last time I saw him, he was drifting

towards those trees over here.

All right. Spread out.

Let's go and find him.


-His neck's broken.

-Damn it.

Well, what do we do now?

Do we bury him or do we leave him here?

We Ieave him here. The snow

will cover him in a coupIe of hours.

Get back and pick up the equipment.

I want to see ifthe radio's still working.


...the radio works aIl right. There's a barn

about a mile down the valley.

We'll use it to check our equipment.

-What about the people who live in it?

-There aren't any.

This is a high alpine pasture.

They bring the cattle up in May

and take them down in September.

The rest ofthe time,

the place is totally deserted.

Come on. Let's go.

Somehow, you know, thisjust isn't me.

It's not any of us, Jock.

You're the cook. Cook...

...some hot food and some hot coffee,

and then call London on the radio.

Damn it. I left that codebook

in Sergeant Harrod's tunic.

-I'lI go and get it for you.

-No, it's all right. It's my own stupid fauIt.

Sounds as if it's still blowing a bIizzard.


Well, if I'm not back in an hour...

...signal me with a flare pistol

four times every five minutes.

That should bring a blind man home.

Might aIso bring the best part

of a German regiment.

There's not a German within five miles.

Nobody leaves here until I come back.

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Alistair MacLean

Alistair Stuart MacLean (Scottish Gaelic: Alasdair MacGill-Eain; 21 April 1922 – 2 February 1987) was a Scottish novelist who wrote popular thrillers and adventure stories. His works include The Guns of Navarone, Ice Station Zebra and Where Eagles Dare – all three were made into popular films. He also wrote two novels under the pseudonym Ian Stuart. more…

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