Richard Burton stars as Major John Smith, a British agent during WWII who is in charge a group of six Allied soldiers given the task of rescuing an American general--who is reportedly in possession of the plans for D-Day--from a seemingly impregnable German fortress located high in the Bavarian Alps. Assisting Smith is the sole American in the operative, Lieutenant Morris Schaffer (Clint Eastwood), a fierce soldier skilled with an array of deadly weapons. As the men penetrate the fortress, facing an endless supply of German soldiers, it becomes apparent that some members of the small Allied team may not be who them seem to be. Full of thrilling action set pieces, the screenplay was written by Alistair MacLean, adapted from his own best selling novel.
Ron Goodwin - British Composer/Conductor
Peter Barkworth - British Actor
John Jympson - British Editor, A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
Richard Burton - Welsh Actor, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, CLEOPATRA
Richard Walter Jenkins Jr. - Welsh Actor, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, CLEOPATRA
Michael Hordern - British Character Actor
Sir Michael Hordern - British Character Actor
Peter Mullins - Production Designer
Alistair MacLean - Novelist/Screenwriter
William Squire - Supporting Actor
Clint Eastwood - American actor/director, THE GOOD, THE BAD.../UNFORGIVEN
Donald Houston - Welsh Character Actor
Elliott Kastner - American Producer
Robert Beatty - Canadian Actor
Mary Ure - British Actress
Brian G. Hutton - American Director/Actor
During World War II, Allied agents are handpicked and sent to rescue an important American general held in the Schloss Adler, an impregnable German fortress high in the Bavarian Alps.
Film was originally rated M by the MPAA, but was re-rated PG when the M rating was discontinued. Shot in Panavision.
"Shot on location in Bavaria and Austria, this twisty thriller, with breakneck action sequences, features a memorable fight atop a cable car and an edge-of-the-seat rescue from the Alpine castle." - 06/03/2014 USA Today