Episode 32 – The Dirty Dozen

, with special guest:

The Dirty DozenJena had a last minute conflict so we were forced to enlist an emergency stunt Jena.  Fortunately, Tim’s wife Pat was available.  We had to make an alteration in movie (Pat has seen Man on Wire) so we pulled out The Dirty Dozen! This classic example of a mission movie involves a great cast trying to save the world from the Nazis.  Because that’s what heroes do.  They save the world from the Nazis.

Our next movie will, we promise, be Man on Wire!

The Dirty Dozen (1967)
The Dirty Dozen poster Rating: 7.7/10 (78,864 votes)
Director: Robert Aldrich
Writer: Nunnally Johnson, Lukas Heller, E.M. Nathanson
Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson
Runtime: 150 min
Rated: Approved
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Released: 22 Oct 1967
Plot: During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.


    • Elliott James on October 2, 2014 at 8:47 am
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    I’d disagree that all war movies glorify war; may I suggest “The Cruel Sea” – where the real enemy is not the Germans but the North Atlantic. It’s also one of the best WWII films. (If you need to borrow a copy, please let me know.)

    Since Jena missed this WWII “Mission Movie” may I suggest “The Guns of Navarone” for her. This one has a twist in that one of the stars, Anthony Quayle, was a British army officer who, as a member of the Special Operations Executive (Churchill’s “Department of Ungentlemanly Warfare” and a very strong influence on Ian Fleming’s “James Bond”) served with the partisans in Yugoslavia.

    1. Excellent suggestions! Thanks!

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