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The Dirty Dozen -- Oscar-winner  Lee Marvin leads a group of 12 hardened convicts on a suicide mission deep into Nazi Germany.


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Release Date:
15 June 1967 (USA) See more »
Train them! Excite them! Arm them!...Then turn them loose on the Nazis!
A US Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers in World War II. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lee Marvin ... Maj. Reisman

Ernest Borgnine ... Gen. Worden

Charles Bronson ... Joseph Wladislaw

Jim Brown ... Robert Jefferson

John Cassavetes ... Victor Franko

Richard Jaeckel ... Sgt. Bowren

George Kennedy ... Maj. Max Armbruster
Trini López ... Pedro Jiminez (as Trini Lopez)

Ralph Meeker ... Capt. Stuart Kinder

Robert Ryan ... Col. Everett Dasher Breed

Telly Savalas ... Archer Maggott

Donald Sutherland ... Vernon Pinkley

Clint Walker ... Samson Posey

Robert Webber ... Gen. Denton
Tom Busby ... Milo Vladek
Ben Carruthers ... Glenn Gilpin

Stuart Cooper ... Roscoe Lever
Robert Phillips ... Cpl. Morgan - MP Guard
Colin Maitland ... Seth Sawyer
Al Mancini ... Tassos Bravos
George Roubicek ... Pvt. Arthur James Gardner
Thick Wilson ... Gen. Worden's Aide
Dora Reisser ... German Officer's Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lewis Alexander ... German Officer (uncredited)
Michael Anthony ... German Officer in Staff Car (uncredited)
Cynthia Bizeray ... German Officer's Wife (uncredited)
Leo Britt ... German General in Staff Car (uncredited)
Harry Brooks Jr. ... German Officer (uncredited)
Alan Chuntz ... French Servant (uncredited)
Harold Coyne ... Solider (uncredited)
Gerry Crampton ... Clayton (uncredited)
Hugh Elton ... German Officer (uncredited)
Gary Files ... Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Judith Furse ... Drunken General's Wife (uncredited)
Hal Galili ... MP Master Sergeant / Hangman (uncredited)
Romo Gorrara ... Airborne Soldier (uncredited)

Willoughby Gray ... German Officer (uncredited)
Gerard Heinz ... Card-Playing German Officer (uncredited)
John G. Heller ... 2nd German Sentry at Chateau (uncredited)
George Hilsdon ... Medical Officer at Hanging (uncredited)

William Hoehne Jr. ... Blond German Officer Wine Cellar (uncredited)
John Hollis ... German Porter at Chateau (uncredited)
Alf Joint ... German Sentry Wanting Light (uncredited)
Juba Kennerley ... German Officer (uncredited)
Eric Kent ... Airborne Soldier (uncredited)
John Ketteringham ... (uncredited)

Hildegard Knef ... (uncredited)
Ann Lancaster ... Prostitute (uncredited)
Roy Lansford ... Officer (uncredited)
Aileen Lewis ... German Officer's Wife (uncredited)

Richard Marner ... German Sentry at Chateau (uncredited)

Dick Miller ... MP at Hanging (uncredited)
Lou Morgan ... MP Putting Hood on Gardner (uncredited)
Lionel Murton ... MP Lt. Col. in charge at hanging (uncredited)
Suzanne Owens-Duval ... Prostitute (uncredited)
Mike Reid ... Sergeant at War Games HQ (uncredited)
Terry Richards ... Blake (uncredited)
Gordon Ruttan ... MP Corporal / Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Frederick Schiller ... Drunken German General (uncredited)
Michael Segal ... Airborne Band Conductor (uncredited)
Jack Sharp ... German Officer (uncredited)
Richard Shaw ... German Officer Who Seals the Bunker (uncredited)
Warren Stanhope ... German Officer (uncredited)
Michael Stayner ... German Radio Operator (uncredited)
Emile Stemmler ... German Officer (uncredited)
John Tatum ... German Officer (uncredited)
Rocky Taylor ... Airborne Soldier (uncredited)
Burnell Tucker ... Army Doctor (uncredited)
Hedger Wallace ... German Officer (uncredited)
Theodore Wilhelm ... German Officer (uncredited)
Vicki Woolf ... Prostitute (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Aldrich 
Writing credits
Nunnally Johnson (screenplay) and
Lukas Heller (screenplay)

E.M. Nathanson (novel)

Produced by
Raymond Anzarut .... associate producer
Kenneth Hyman .... producer
Original Music by
Frank De Vol  (as De Vol)
Cinematography by
Edward Scaife (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Luciano 
Art Direction by
William Hutchinson  (as W.E. Hutchinson)
Makeup Department
Ernest Gasser .... makeup artist
Wally Schneiderman .... makeup artist (as Walter Schneiderman)
Production Management
Julian Mackintosh .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Batt .... assistant director
Art Department
Colin Grimes .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Tim Hutchinson .... set designer (uncredited)
Mickey Lennon .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recording
Franklin Milton .... sound recording
John Poyner .... sound editor
Van Allen James .... sound editor (uncredited)
Aaron Rochin .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Cliff Richardson .... special effects supervisor
Alan Barnard .... special effects (uncredited)
Jimmy Harris .... special effects (uncredited)
Peter Hutchinson .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects (uncredited)
Roy Whybrow .... special effects (uncredited)
Jack Woodbridge .... special effects (uncredited)
Ken Buckle .... stunts (uncredited)
Alan Chuntz .... stunts (uncredited)
Gerry Crampton .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Gerry Crampton .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Dunne .... stunts (uncredited)
Romo Gorrara .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Alf Joint .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Lester .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Maurice Marks .... stunts (uncredited)
William Offer .... stunts (uncredited)
Terence Plummer .... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Reid .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Terry Richards .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Scammell .... stunts (uncredited)
Rocky Taylor .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Weston .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan McCabe .... camera operator
Tony Spratling .... camera operator
Chris Ashbrook .... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)
Jim Dawes .... grip (uncredited)
Dennis Fraser .... grip (uncredited)
Edward Michael Perry .... electrician (uncredited)
Paul Wilson .... camera operator (uncredited)
David Wynn-Jones .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Editorial Department
William Parnell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Robert Armbruster .... conductor (uncredited)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Frank De Vol .... conductor (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
Red Mitchell .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Raymond Turner .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Walter Lesley Tiley .... truck driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Angela Allen .... continuity
Walter Blake .... main title design
Jim Dowdall .... armorer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dirty Dozen" - International (English title) (informal title)
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150 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)
Argentina:13 | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Australia:PG (cable rating) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1968) | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:12 (video re-rating) (2006) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) (1995) | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (certificate #20802) | West Germany:16 (f)

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Lee Marvin's chronic alcoholism was a problem during filming.See more »
Factual errors: Although US military personnel were executed on British soil during WW2, the hanging sequence in The Dirty Dozen (1967) shows US Military Policemen carrying out the execution. In reality, they were not legally allowed to do this. Instead, the hangings were carried out by British hangmen such as Albert Pierrepoint, with American personnel acting only as official witnesses.See more »
Gen. Denton:I take it you don't deny your responsibility for the fact that on the night of April 14/15, a military establishment of the United States Army was the scene of a drunken party! At which no less than seven female civilians took an active part!
Major John Reisman:[deadpan] Oh yes, sir, they took an active part.
[Gen. Worden muffles a laugh]
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How does the movie end?
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Why did Breed and Reisman dislike each other so much?
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38 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
Now That Is What I Would Call 12 Angry Men., 30 October 2003
Author: tfrizzell from United States

Heart-pounding and adrenaline-rushing action giant that still packs a punch that will knock you out. A dozen criminals (Oscar-nominee John Cassavetes, Telly Savalas, Jim Brown, Charles Bronson and Donald Sutherland being the major standouts) are trained for a suicide mission into Nazi territory in 1944 and act as assassins. If you want to catch a thief, you hire a thief and that is the same principle used throughout this impressive motion picture. Lee Marvin does some of his best work as the leader of the rag-tag bunch of miscreants. Serves its purpose to near perfection. 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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