Where Eagles Dare Kelly's Heroes The Dirty Dozen

17/10/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 17/10/2005
  |  432 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Box set containing three popular war movies. In 'Where Eagles Dare' (1968), during World War II, seven Allied agents are selected to rescue an American general from the impenetrable German fortress Schloss Adler. In charge of the team is British Major Smith (Richard Burton), with American Lieutenant Schaffer (Clint Eastwood) as second in command. Parachuting into the enemy territory in German uniforms, the squad discover one of their number dead on arrival, and Smith suspects that he may have a traitor amongst his unit. In 'Kelly's Heroes' (1970), during World War II in occupied France, a group of soldiers led by Kelly (Clint Eastwood) capture a German general. He reveals the location of a bank housing 14,000 bars of Nazi gold, which Kelly and his men set out to steal. The only problem is that the bank lies thirty miles behind enemy lines. Finally, in 'The Dirty Dozen' (1967) twelve Death Row convicts are selected by Major Reisman (Lee Marvin) for a suicide mission. With the aid of his assistant, Sergeant Bowren (Richard Jaeckel), Reisman gradually moulds his gang of murderers, rapists, thieves and psychotics into a tough fighting unit. He leads them into occupied France in an attempt to infiltrate a chateau where the Nazi top brass are holding a summit. Telly Savalas, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes and a then-unknown Donald Sutherland are among the dozen.