Where Eagles Dare (1968) is a World War II action-adventure spy film starring Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood and Mary Ure. It was directed by Brian G. Hutton and shot on location in Upper Austria and Bavaria. Alistair MacLean wrote the novel and the screenplay at the same time. It was his first screenplay; both film and book became commercial successes. The production hired some of the top moviemaking professionals and is considered a classic.
"Force 10 From Navarone" (dir. Guy Hamilton, 1978) --- In this World War II action thriller, an unlikely group of commandos and partisans (including Robert Shaw, Harrison Ford and Barbara Bach) must overcome scant supplies and thwart a traitor to destroy a bridge vital to the Germans. Based on a novel by Alistair MacLean, this movie is a rip-roaring action ride.