Brian G. Hutton

Brian Geoffrey Hutton (January 1, 1935[1] – August 19, 2014) was an American actor and film director whose notable credits are for the action films Where Eagles Dare (1968) and Kelly's Heroes (1970).

Brian G. Hutton
Brian Geoffrey Hutton

(1935-01-01)January 1, 1935
DiedAugust 19, 2014(2014-08-19) (aged 79)
OccupationFilm Director, actor
Years active1954–2014

Acting career

Hutton was born in New York City and studied at the Actors Studio.[1] He had a brief acting career between 1954 and 1962, including an appearance as an army deserter in the episode "Custer" in Gunsmoke (series 2, 1956). He made two guest appearances on Perry Mason in 1957: as Rod Gleason in "The Case of the Sulky Girl" and as a parking attendant in "The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink." His last television appearance was in the series Archer in 1975.[2]

In 1958, Hutton played a young gunfighter named The Kid in the episode "Yampa Crossing" of the western series Sugarfoot.[3][4] The following year, he portrayed a remorseful defendant on trial for causing a traffic death in Alfred Hitchcock Presents (the episode "Your Witness").[3]


Hutton made his debut as a director in 1965 with Wild Seed. For Where Eagles Dare, he tweaked the screenplay by Alistair MacLean to suit the acting styles of Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. He also directed Eastwood for Kelly's Heroes.[1] He then directed Elizabeth Taylor in Zee and Co. (1972) and Night Watch (1973).[5]

Later life and death

Hutton quit film making in the 1980s and worked in real-estate.[1] He died in Los Angeles, California on August 19, 2014 at age 79, a week after suffering a heart attack. He was survived by his wife.[2][5][6]


Year Title Role Notes
1955Good Morning, Miss DoveStudentActor, Uncredited
1957Fear Strikes OutBernie SherwillActor, Uncredited
1957Gunfight at the O.K. CorralRickActor
1957Official DetectiveBrantonEpisode: "The Wristwatch"
1957Carnival RockStanleyActor
1958The Walter Winchell FileJerry MilnerEpisode: "The Bargain"
1958The Case Against BrooklynJess JohnsonActor
1958King CreoleSalActor
1959Last Train from Gun HillLee SmithersActor
1959The Big FishermanJohnActor
1962GeronimoIndian scoutActor, Uncredited
1962The InternsDr. Joe ParelliActor
1965Wild SeedDirector
1966The Pad and How to Use ItDirector
1968Sol MadridDirector
1968Where Eagles DareDirector
1970Kelly's HeroesDirector
1972Zee and Co.Director
1973Night WatchDirector
1980The First Deadly SinDirector
1983High Road to ChinaDirector


  1. Anthony (August 25, 2014). "Obituary". The Times. London.
  2. "Brian G. Hutton, Director of 'Kelly's Heroes' and 'Where Eagles Dare', Dies at 79". Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  3. Brian G. Hutton on IMDb
  4. ""Yampa Crossing", Sugarfoot, December 9, 1958". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  5. Obituary,; accessed August 25, 2014.
  6. Notice of death of Brian G. Hutton,; accessed August 24, 2014.

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