Cinema: Mission Ridiculous

Where Eagles Dare is one of those war movies that looks as if it were cribbed from the funny papers. Steve Canyon is more realistic, and Terry and the Pirates more exotic, but Eagles beats them both in the departments of action-packed implausibility and two-fisted idiocy.

Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood appear as the kind of super soldiers who could have won World War II during a weekend pass. Major Burton is head of a British mission behind enemy lines; Lieut. Eastwood is his Yank second-in-command. Their assignment is to rescue an American general who has got himself imprisoned in a German...

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