A script that falters at times can't keep this from being an awesome movie.
Lee Marvin corrals twelve hoods in a gleeful WWII shoot'em'up. Loved it
almost 7 years
Classic and so much fun
over 7 years
a classic, oldie but classic
Last 1/4 of the film is action packed awesomeness
The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 film directed by Robert Aldrich and released by MGM Studios. It was filmed in England and features an all star cast, including Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Webber, Donald Sutherland, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Charles Bronson, and Telly Savalas. The film is based on E.M. Nathanson's novel of the same name that was inspired by a real life group called the "Filthy Thirteen". Jack Agnew and Jake McNiece, two of the men who inspired the novel and the film are not depicted by name. The McNiece role is played by Marvin while Agnew's characterization is a composite.
In England, in the spring of 1944, Allied forces are preparing for the D-Day invasion. Among them are Major John Reisman (Lee Marvin), an OSS officer; his commander, Regular Army Major General Worden (Ernest Borgnine), and his former commander Colonel Everett Dasher Breed (Robert Ryan). Early in the film the personalities of the three men are shown to clash and the characters of the...