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Dirty Heroes (1968)

Dalle Ardenne all'inferno (original title)
G | | Drama, War | 8 May 1968 (France)
Holland. Spring 1945. Two armies face each other in the final confrontation of World War II. On the one hand are the powerful forces of the Allies, on the other, all that remains of the ... See full summary »


Alberto De Martino


Dino Verde (story), Vincenzo Mannino (story) (as Vincenzo Flamini) | 7 more credits »




Credited cast:
Frederick Stafford ... Joe Mortimer, Sesame
Daniela Bianchi ... Kristina von Keist
John Ireland ... Capt. O'Connor
Curd Jürgens ... Gen. Edwin von Keist
Michel Constantin ... Sgt Rudolph Petrowsky
Helmuth Schneider ... SS Gen. Hassler
Howard Ross Howard Ross ... Randall
Fajda Nicol Fajda Nicol ... Magda (as Faida Nichols)
Anthony Dawson ... American Colonel (as Anthony M. Dawson)
Jacques Monod Jacques Monod ... Partisan
Adolfo Celi ... Luc Rollman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bartha ... Hassler's Subordinate
Valentino Macchi Valentino Macchi


Holland. Spring 1945. Two armies face each other in the final confrontation of World War II. On the one hand are the powerful forces of the Allies, on the other, all that remains of the Third Reich. The scene is set for the Battle of the Ardennes. Written by Leigh Thomas

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They fight a dozen dirty different ways!!! See more »


Drama | War


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First "macaroni combat" movie (Italian WW2 flicks), in the wake of The Dirty Dozen (1967)'s success, done in Italy. The Battle of El Alamein (1969) and Eagles Over London (1969) ("multo superiore" by director Enzo G. Castellari) followed, also with Frederick Stafford. See more »

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Italian War film set in Holland towards the end of WWII
24 May 2006 | by scottyobrianSee all my reviews

The Dirty Heroes Completely the worst war movie I have ever seen !!!!! talk about stereotypical,the Germans are all terrible shots and seem to be eager cannon-fodder, as they make little or no effort to take cover, dying in a hail of rounds screaming comic book "aieeeeeeeeeeee's" and thats not to mention the "ve haf vays of meking you talk" SS officer...oh my god !!! Another scene that really must be seen to be believed has Captain O'Connor flying over German lines in a reconnaissance plane which,is suddenly and miraculously transformed into a heavy bomber dropping its payload from wide-open bomb bays and pulverising the Germans beneath, before once more instantaneously reverting to being a small reconnaissance plane again. Since when did Recce planes carry bombs and what about the flagrant disregards of any orders !!!! Imagine if Monty had said " Oh Bugger Alamein, I'll attack Cairo instead...

In summary all I can say is avoid at all costs a complete waste of my time, wooden, NSF acting, terrible production costume design a blatant attempt to jump on the Dirty Dozen bandwagon and the only reason I kept watching was to see if it could get any worse !!!!...

(Talking of worse, the Italian and original title of the movie refers to the Ardennes-since when has Amsterdam, Holland, where the film is set, been anywhere near the bleedin Ardennes?...oh lord)

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