A Seasonal Movie Talk Card from Where Eagles Dare

There is a scene in this Alistair MacLean (opens in new tab) wartime adventure where lead actors Richard Burton (opens in new tab) and Clint Eastwood (opens in new tab) had to scale a castle wall. While the young and fit Eastwood opted to climb the wall for real, the hard-drinking and somewhat out-of-shape Burton had to be winched up by a crane!

As a result, in the finished scene Eastwood looks exhausted at the top, while Burton looks suspiciously unaffected.

Where Eagles Dare (1968) (opens in new tab)

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