"Castle Keep" (also known as "Schloß in den Ardennen, Das", "Ardenne '44: un inferno") is a War/Drama film directed by Sydney Pollack, and written by Daniel Taradash (screenplay), released on July 23 of 1969 in the USA . Burt Lancaster is starring, alongside Patrick O'Neal, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Peter Falk, Astrid Heeren and Scott Wilson.
A one-eyed major and his oddball heroes fight a twentieth-century war in a tenth-century castle!
Who is the director of "Castle Keep":
Castle Keep was directed by Sydney Pollack, an American producer, director, and actor.
Before directing Castle Keep, Sydney Pollack had directed The Swimmer, released in 1968, The Scalphunters (1968), This Property Is Condemned (1966). Since, he directed They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, released in 1969, Jeremiah Johnson (1972), The Yakuza (1974), Three Days of the Condor (1975), Bobby Deerfield (1977), and The Electric Horseman (1979).
When was "Castle Keep" released:
Castle Keep was initally released in the United States on Wednesday, July 23, 1969. Other films released on Wednesday, July 23, 1969 are Run Wild, Run Free (dir. Richard C. Sarafian), What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (dir. Lee H. Katzin), and Histoires extraordinaires (dir. Federico Fellini, Louis Malle and Roger Vadim). This was fifty (50) years ago.
It has been released on Thursday, October 16, 1969 in Germany.
What is the casting of "Castle Keep":
At the casting of Castle Keep we find Burt Lancaster, previously seen in The Swimmer (1968) and The Scalphunters (1968); Patrick O'Neal (Assignment to Kill (1968), The Secret Life of an American Wife (1968)); Jean-Pierre Aumont (Le Couteau dans la plaie (1962), Les Sept péchés capitaux (1962)) [ more... ]
- James Patterson and Patrick O'Neal, Astrid Heeren can all be seen in Silent Night, Bloody Night, released in 1974.
- Bruce Dern and Peter Falk also worked together in American Cowslip, released in 2008.
- Bruce Dern and Scott Wilson can both be seen in Monster, released in 2003.
- Scott Wilson and Bruce Dern have both also be seen in The Great Gatsby, released in 1974.
What is the Storyline of "Castle Keep":
During the Battle of the Bulge, a ragtag squad of American soldiers, led by one-eyed Major Falconer (Burt Lancaster) and including Sgt. Rossi (Peter Falk), art expert Captain Beckman (Patrick O'Neal) and the narrator, Pvt. Allistair Benjamin (Al Freeman, Jr.), take shelter in an ancient castle, containing many priceless and irreplaceable art treasures, which the impotent Count (Jean-Pierre Aumont) hopes they will defend against the advancing Germans as well as, he also hopes, impregnate the Countess (Astrid [...]
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