Connections: The Dirty Dozen

Connecting a series of movies through second billed performers.
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The Dirty Dozen (1967)
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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. (150 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
2.
The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)
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A dictatorial film director (Finch) hires an unknown actress (Novak) to play the lead role in a planned movie biography of a late, great Hollywood star. (130 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ Connected to "The Dirty Dozen" by Ernest Borgnine. ” - smitty008
 
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The Red Tent (1969)
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Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia. (158 mins.)
“ Connected to "The Legend of Lylah Clare" by Peter Finch. ” - smitty008
 
4.
The Adventures of Gerard (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Based on satirical short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about a vain, egotistical Etienne Gerard, a French brigadier serving during the Napoleonic Wars. He thinks he's the best soldier and lover that ever lived and intends to prove it. (92 mins.)
“ Connected to "The Red Tent" by Claudia Cardinale. ” - smitty008
 
5.
The Angel Levine (1970)
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Morris Mishkin is a elderly religious Jew in New York. His wife Fanny is very ill. He's a tailor, but he can't work because his back has given out... (104 mins.)
Director: Ján Kadár
“ Connected to "The Adventures of Gerard" by Eli Wallach. ” - smitty008
 
6.
Buck and the Preacher (1972)
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A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West. (102 mins.)
Director: Sidney Poitier
“ Connected to "The Angel Levine" by Harry Bellafonte. ” - smitty008
 
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Black Girl (1972)
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An aspiring dancer and her wicked sisters resent their mother's love for a foster daughter. (97 mins.)
Director: Ossie Davis
“ Connected to "Buck and the Preacher" by Ruby Dee. Second billed was Claudia McNeil. As this was her last credited movie role, here the list ends. ” - smitty008