Where Eagles Dare Movie Review Summary

Actors: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Michael Hordern, Patrick Wymark

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A joint Allied rescue mission behind enemy lines is a long shot but so implausible that it just might catch the Germans by surprise. British Major Jonathan Smith (Burton) and American Lieutenant Morris Schaffer (Eastwood) are in command of a small group of elite British soldiers who must infiltrate a heavily fortified German military complex and castle in Austria where an American General is held captive. Even though they are able to penetrate the defenses with Smith and Morris passing as German officers various members of the ensemble are detected and killed.
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Riding an aerial gondola that is the only means of reaching the castle provides a close call but they manage to elude detection and begin their search for the prisoner. The Allies must pass before the scrutiny of German soldiers on several occasions but manage to get out with a little luck, a lot of explosions, and a staggering number of slain German troops. On the plane flight back to allied territory a double agent's identity is revealed and the spy is given two options at several thousand feet above the ground.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Special Forces Specific to    -   WW II War story:    -   escaping behind enemy lines

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   senior military Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Austria Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles

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