The Dirty Dozen
Directed by Robert Aldrich. US. 1967. NR. 2 hours 30 minutes. Warner. 35mm.
Sun., May 26, 2019
As D-Day approaches, General Worden (Ernest Borgnine) and Colonel Breed (Robert Ryan) hand the roguish Major Reisman (Lee Marvin) an important assignment: He must train a team of soldiers to parachute across enemy lines and assassinate German personnel at a French chateau. The soldiers, recruited from murderers, rapists and criminals on death row, are promised commuted sentences. In spite of their history, the 12 men prove a spirited and courageous unit. This classic, big-screen actioner features an all-star cast that includes Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Telly Savalas, John Cassavetes, Richard Jaeckel, Trini Lopez, Ralph Meeker, Clint Walker, Robert Webber, Stuart Cooper, and George Kennedy.