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

-Jock, save me some coffee.

-It'll be cold by then.

They say that's an advantage.

You can't taste cold coffee.




Turn around.

You took your time getting here,

didn't you?

Things to attend to.

-You enjoy your trip?


I nearly froze to death

in that damn plane.

Why couldn't you have suppIied some hot

water bottles or an eIectrically heated suit?

-I thought you loved me.

-I can't help what you think.

You managed to bring your gear.

Is that all the greeting I'm going to get?

I'm afraid so, for the time being.

My radio operator was kilIed in the drop.

What happened?

Something struck him

in the back ofthe neck.

Either the haft of a knife

or the butt of a gun.

The skin was unbroken,

but badly discolored.

It means someone

broke his neck afterwards...

...to make it look like an accident.

Now listen, l'm taking the group at dawn

over the ridge into the next valley.

We'll stop in the woods until about 7.

Now, don't stumble into us.

As soon as it's dark,

we'lI move into the village ofWerfen.

In the village, there's a gasthaus

calIed Zum Wilden Hirsch.

Behind it and to the right,

there's a woodshed.

I'll meet you there

at exactly 8:
00 tomorrow night.

-And after that, what?

-I'lI let you know when the time comes.


-I see you've come fully prepared.

-Never mind about that.

How do you know about all these things,

Zum Wilden Hirsch and the shed?

I'm entitled to know.

You're entitIed to know nothing.

We've worked together for three years.

I'm a professional.

So am I.

If l were the marrying kind, which I'm--

-I thought you were in a hurry.

-So I am.

Aren't you?


What kept you?

Well, I was very Iucky.

I ran into this fabulous blond.

She was lying on a snowdrift.

Does she have a friend?

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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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