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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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Major John Reisman: You know what to do, feed the French and shoot the Germans!


Major John Reisman: How come you speak German?
Joseph T. Wladislaw: My old man came from Silesia. He didn't speak German, he didn't dig coal. If he didn't dig coal, he didn't eat.


Major John Reisman: You've seen a general inspecting troops before haven't you? Just walk slow, act dumb and look stupid!


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Facts about

The French chateau that appears in the film was constructed especially for the production by art director William Hutchinson and his crew of 85. One of the largest sets ever built, it stood 240 feet across and 50 feet high. Gardeners surrounded the building with 5400 square yards of heather, 400 ferns, 450 shrubs, 30 spruce trees and 6 full-grown weeping willows.
MGM's biggest moneymaker of 1967.
Charles Bronson's character says his father was a coal miner from Silesia (Central Europe). In real life, this is true. Charles Bronson's real father was a coal miner from Lithuania.
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