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The Dirty Dozen (1967) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Robert Aldrich and produced by Kenneth Hyman and Raymond Anzarut.

Academy Awards 1967 --- Ceremony Number 40 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorJohn CassavetesNominated
Best Film EditingMichael LucianoNominated
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The Dirty Dozen (1967)

By Beatrice on Jul 15, 2019 From Flickers in Time

The Dirty Dozen Directed by Robert Aldrich Written by Nunnally Johnson and Lukas Heller from a novel by E.M. Nathanson 1967/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/MKH/Seven Arts Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Remains a fun action adventure after all these years, largely due to a collection of the best... Read full article


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Victor R. Franko: Hey! What's the matter with you? You think I'm going to die? Ha! If you think that then you don't know Victor Franko.


Samson Posey: I reckon the folks'd be a sight happier if I died like a soldier. Can't say I would.


Major John Reisman: Boy, do I love that Franko.


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Facts about

MGM's biggest moneymaker of 1967.
Robert Aldrich was told that he could be in line for an Oscar as Best Director for the film if he cut out the scene of Jim Brown dropping hand grenades into the bomb shelter. The scene was considered controversial because the Germans (including women) were locked inside the bunker and had no chance to survive. Aldrich considered it but elected to leave the scene in to show that "war is hell".
Lee Marvin (Marines), Telly Savalas (Army), Charles Bronson (Army), Ernest Borgnine (Navy) and Clint Walker (Merchant Marine) all served in World War II.
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