That's a great one liner on the movie poster for "Where Eagles Dare".
"One weekend Major Smith, Lieutenant Schaffer, and a beautiful blonde named Mary decided to win World War II"
But really, they didn't say "a tall handsome blue eyed man named Schaffer." Ugh. Things haven't changed much in 50 years.
Anyway, the movie is an exciting roller coaster of action. And despite the trite description of Mary's character, played excellently by Mary Ure, she really kicks some ass in the movie along with the other female lead played by Ingrid Pitt.
Prepare yourself though, this movie was made during an era when total running time wasn't much of a consideration in the editing room. Two hours and 38 minutes, sure! No problem! Let's put every excruciating detail into the action segments and draw out the narrative between those! Yes!
Oh and I happen on one of the greatest trivia bits we've found in a long time about the Director, Mr. Brian Hutton. Really, I think you'll like it. And Bob makes a funny reference to the movie "Amadeus" near the end.
We have a lot of fun talking about the movie as usual. We hope you enjoy!
And Happy Holidays!
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