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Where Eagles Dare (1968) was a War - Drama Film directed by Brian G. Hutton and produced by Elliott Kastner, Jerry Gershwin and Denis Holt.

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The British Invaders Blogathon: WHERE EAGLES DARE

By Dan Day Jr. on Aug 1, 2015 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Does the 1969 movie WHERE EAGLES DARE qualify as a British film? Well, the man who is running this blogathon says it does. Most of the film was shot at MGM's British Studios in Borehamwood, England. Much of the cast & crew of WHERE EAGLES DARE were British. But more importantly the movie is par... Read full article

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Heidi: Better lock the door.

Heidi: [to Mary Ellison disguised as "Maria Schenk"] My dear cousin Maria, you came after all.

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Alistair MacLean wrote the script and novel simultaneously over a period of six weeks. For this reason the movie follows the book faithfully.
The name Mary is given when introduced as Heidi's cousin, is Maria Schenk. Maria Schenk was the middle name of Colonel Claus Philipp Maria Schenk von Stauffenberg who was the chief conspirator in the July 20th plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. It was Stauffenberg who placed the briefcase with the bomb under the table at the Wolf's Lair.
Despite Clint Eastwood's reputation for violence in other films, his character kills more people in this film than any other Eastwood character.
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