The dirty dozen

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2005
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Director Robert Aldrich took what he considered a hopelessly old-fashioned script by Lukas Heller and Nunnally Johnson and fashioned The Dirty Dozen into one of MGM's biggest moneymakers of the 1960s--and the sixth highest-grossing film in the studio's history. Lee Marvin plays Major Reisman, assigned to coordinate a suicide mission on a French chateau held by top Nazi officers. Since no "normal" GI can be expected to volunteer for this mission, Reisman is compelled to draw his personnel from a group of military prisoners serving life sentences. This "dirty dozen" includes a sex pervert (Telly Savalas), a psycho (John Cassavetes), a retarded killer (Donald Sutherland), and the equally malevolent Charles Bronson, Trini Lopez, Jim Brown, and Clint Walker. On the dim promise of receiving pardons if they survive, the criminals undergo a brutal training program, then are marched behind enemy lines dressed as Nazi soldiers, the better to overtake the chateau and kill everyone in it--including the innocent wives and mistresses of the German officers. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Nathanson, E. M., -- 1928-2016 -- Film adaptations.
United States. -- Army -- History -- World War, 1939-1945 -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations -- Campaigns -- Europe -- Drama.
Criminals -- Drama.
Military offenses -- Drama.
Military missions -- Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
War films.
Action and adventure films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Burbank, CA : [Atlanta, Georgia?] :Warner Home Entertainment, Inc. ;2005
Turner Entertainment, Co.,
Distributed by Warner Home Video, Inc.,
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Dirty dozen.
Contributors Johnson, Nunnally, screenwriter.
Heller, Lukas, 1930-1988, screenwriter.
Aldrich, Robert, 1918-1983, director.
Hyman, Kenneth, 1928- producer.
Marvin, Lee, actor.
Borgnine, Ernest, 1917-2012, actor.
Bronson, Charles, 1921-2003, actor.
Brown, Jim, 1936- actor.
Cassavetes, John, 1929-1989, actor.
Jaeckel, Richard, 1926-1997, actor.
Kennedy, George, 1925-2016, actor.
Lopez, Trini, actor.
Meeker, Ralph, 1920-1988, actor.
Ryan, Robert, 1909-1973, actor.
Savalas, Telly, 1924-1994, actor.
Walker, Clint, 1927-2018 actor.
Webber, Robert, 1924-1989, actor.
Nathanson, E. M., 1928-2016. Dirty dozen.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, production company.
Warner Home Video (Firm), publisher, film distributor.
Turner Entertainment Co., publisher.
Participants/Performers Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Richard Jaeckel, George Kennedy, Trini Lopez, Ralph Meeker, Robert Ryan, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland, Clint Walker, Robert Webber.
Audience Not rated.
Language English
In English or French with optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
From the novel by E.M. Nathanson.
Special features include: documentary Operation Dirty Dozen; theatrical trailer.
System Details DVD; dual-layer format; region 1; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Description 1 videodisc (150 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781419811050
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