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The Dirty Dozen ()


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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.

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Maj. Reisman
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Gen. Worden
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Joseph Wladislaw
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Robert Jefferson
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Victor Franko
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Sgt. Bowren
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Maj. Max Armbruster
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Pedro Jiminez (as Trini Lopez)
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Capt. Stuart Kinder
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Col. Everett Dasher Breed
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Archer Maggott
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Vernon Pinkley
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Samson Posey
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Gen. Denton
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Milo Vladek
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Glenn Gilpin
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Roscoe Lever
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Cpl. Morgan - MP Guard
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Seth Sawyer
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Tassos Bravos
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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)
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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)
Ken Buckle ...
German Sentry (uncredited)
Alan Chuntz ...
French Servant (uncredited)
Harold Coyne ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Staff Sergeant Alistair Clayton (uncredited)
Hugh Elton ...
German Officer (uncredited)
Gary Files ...
Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
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Drunken General's Wife (uncredited)
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MP Master Sergeant / Hangman (uncredited)
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Airborne Soldier (uncredited)
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German Officer (uncredited)
Patrick Halpin ...
German General (uncredited)
Alan Harris ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Card-Playing German Officer (uncredited)
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2nd German Sentry at Chateau (uncredited)
George Hilsdon ...
Medical Officer at Hanging (uncredited)
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German Porter at Chateau (uncredited)
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German Sentry Wanting Light (uncredited)
Angela Kay ...
German Officer's Wife (uncredited)
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German Officer (uncredited)
Eric Kent ...
Airborne Soldier (uncredited)
John Ketteringham ...
(uncredited)
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Ann Lancaster ...
Prostitute (uncredited)
Roy Lansford ...
Officer (uncredited)
Aileen Lewis ...
German Officer's Wife (uncredited)
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German Sentry at Chateau (uncredited)
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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)
Edith Raye ...
German Officer's Wife (uncredited)
Mike Reid ...
Sergeant at War Games HQ (uncredited)
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Staff Sergeant McIntosh Blake (uncredited)
Gordon Ruttan ...
MP Corporal / Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Frederick Schiller ...
Drunken German General (uncredited)
Bunny Seaman ...
German Officer's Wife (uncredited)
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Airborne Band Conductor (uncredited)
Jack Sharp ...
German Officer (uncredited)
Richard Shaw ...
German Officer Who Seals the Bunker (uncredited)
Tony Snell ...
MP (uncredited)
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German Officer (uncredited)
Michael Stayner ...
German Radio Operator (uncredited)
Emile Stemmler ...
German Officer (uncredited)
Michael Stevens ...
Officer at Command Post (uncredited)
Fred Stroud ...
Officer at Hanging (uncredited)
Elliott Sullivan ...
Army officer at briefing (uncredited)
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German Officer (uncredited)
Rocky Taylor ...
Airborne Soldier (uncredited)
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Army Doctor (uncredited)
Hedger Wallace ...
German Officer (uncredited)
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Master Sergeant Gill Fredericks (uncredited)
Theodore Wilhelm ...
German Officer (uncredited)
Jeremy Wilkin ...
Sergeant at Command Post (uncredited)
Vicki Woolf ...
Prostitute (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Aldrich

Written by

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Nunnally Johnson ... (screenplay) and
Lukas Heller ... (screenplay)
 
E.M. Nathanson ... (novel)

Produced by

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Raymond Anzarut ... associate producer
Kenneth Hyman ... producer

Music by

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Frank De Vol ... (as De Vol)

Cinematography by

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Edward Scaife ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Michael Luciano

Editorial Department

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William Parnell ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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William Hutchinson ... (as W.E. Hutchinson)

Makeup Department

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Ernest Gasser ... makeup artist
Wally Schneiderman ... makeup artist (as Walter Schneiderman)

Production Management

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Julian Mackintosh ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bert Batt ... assistant director

Art Department

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Dave Coldham ... plasterer foreman
Colin Grimes ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Russell Hagg ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Tim Hutchinson ... set designer (uncredited)
Mickey Lennon ... assistant property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Claude Hitchcock ... sound recordist
Franklin Milton ... sound recordist
John Poyner ... sound editor
Van Allen James ... sound editor (uncredited)
Aaron Rochin ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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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)

Stunts

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Joe Powell ... stunts
Bernard Barnsley ... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Buckle ... stunts (uncredited)
Alan Chuntz ... stunts (uncredited)
Gerry Crampton ... stunt coordinator (uncredited) / 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 driver: stunt double Clint Walker (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

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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)

Music Department

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Robert Armbruster ... conductor (uncredited)
Robert Bain ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Harry Bluestone ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Frank De Vol ... conductor (uncredited)
Arthur L. Frantz ... musician-french horn (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

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Walter Lesley Tiley ... truck driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Angela Allen ... continuity
Walter Blake ... main title design
Don Archell ... stand-in: Charles Bronson (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall ... armorer (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A Major with an attitude problem and a history of getting things done is told to interview military prisoners with death sentences or long terms for a dangerous mission; To parachute behind enemy lines and cause havoc for the German Generals at a rest house on the eve of D-Day. Written by John Vogel

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Taglines D-Day Began When The Dirty Dozen Were Done! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dirty Dozen (World-wide, English title)
  • Les douze salopards (France)
  • 12 salopards (France)
  • Das dreckige Dutzend (Germany)
  • Els dotze del patíbul (Spain, Catalan title)
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Runtime
  • 150 min
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Box Office

Budget $5,400,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Lee Marvin referred to this movie as "crap" and "just a dummy moneymaker", although he enjoyed the film. The movie has nothing to do with war, he stressed, and he was very pleased that he got to do The Big Red One (1980), which mirrored his own wartime experiences. Marvin also said many of the actors in this film were too old to play soldiers. See more »
Goofs During WWII no Black man could have attained the rank of major in an all white outfit so he would not have fooled the doctor or ambulance driver. Someone else should have been chosen as the leader of that unit for it to work. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Hogan's Double Life (1971). See more »
Soundtracks The Bramble Bush See more »
Crazy Credits The opening credits don't occur until 10 minutes into the film. While it is common nowadays for films to have a pre-credits sequence, it was considered innovative in 1967. See more »
Quotes Pinkley: [impersonating a General] Where are you from, son?
Soldier: Madison City, Missouri, sir!
Pinkley: Never heard of it.
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