The Dirty Dozen (1967)

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    • Re: Classic War Movies- The Dirty Dozen (1967)

      Hi Redcap--someone having such a list as that will certainly have something historically valuable. I have a list of sorts similar to the one you mentioned only its not for condemned men or prisoners of anykind. However-it is a one-of-a-kind 2 page listing of all the men who served in the 2nd Kompanie of Panzer Regiment 1-as of sometime late Fall 1941. Apparently this listing was kept by someone in the Kompanie who was also the commander of a Panzer III tank and crew. On this list he marks off who "his" men were and what positions they held within "his" tank. Believe it or not but-I got these two documents for what I believe was a VERY cheap price. You just can't get things like this that are highly researchable and from a very good and very well-known and very highly decorated Panzer unit as they were a part of. I know who their (then) current commanding officer was-as well as the name of the just killed in action C.O was. I also know thatone of the Officers in this unit had something to do with General Guderian-perhaps was an aide to him?

      Sorry for being off-topic but-The Dirty Dozen is one I never tire of and will always watch when it is played.

      PS, I think the man who carried this list in his wallet-was the Kompanie Spiess-or Company Sergeant-Major.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Re: Classic War Movies- The Dirty Dozen (1967)

      Hi Ringo,
      Very interesting documents and well worth looking after. I admit that I enjoy watching this movie I think that John Cassavettes and Richard Jaekel played very good parts. They certainly seemed to put their all into their parts.
      Regards
      Redcap
      RACMP - For the troops With the troops
    • Re: Classic War Movies- The Dirty Dozen (1967)

      Hi Redcap, same here. I felt they all did one heck of a great acting job in the movies. I still as yet have not recognized Hildegard Knef in it when I watch it when played. I KNOW what she looks liek-at least when she was in Decision before Dawn but, apparently either her part(s) were edited out, or she was just a background figure?

      Anyway, this is a timeless and tireless movie.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Re: Classic War Movies- The Dirty Dozen (1967)

      The Ringo Kid wrote:

      this movie too, is one of my all-time most favorites. I'm sure it was one of the first ten or so DvDs I ever bought-now having close to 360 ;-)) This movie gets better and better with every viewing and one never gets bored watching it. I can't honestly tell you how many times I have watched this movie but would estimate it to be over 70 viewings. In fact, this and The Great Escape, are just two of the movies i'd say that I most watch-equivellent to a few of Dukes movies of course.


      I agree with you Ringo. This is also one of the first movies i bought, and I have watched it many times. It still has not made it back to the DVD rack yet.
    • Re: Classic War Movies- The Dirty Dozen (1967)

      Hi Shortgrub, same here. I took it off my shelf back around Feb and it still is sitting nearby as well as Cross of Iron and Hell Is For Heroes. ;-))
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Re: Classic War Movies- The Dirty Dozen (1967)

      I must admit that I like Telly Savalas as Maggot. I don't think anyone else could have played it so well. He certainly stood out especially on the guard tower. Another good laugh was Trini Lopez climbing the rope. Good light moments.
      Redcap
      RACMP - For the troops With the troops
    • Re: Classic War Movies- The Dirty Dozen (1967)

      Hi Red/ same here. I always liked Telly Savalas and he did have some great moment as Maggot. Have you ever watched: Battle of the Bulge-where he played Sgt Guffey-the tank commander. He was hilarious.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Re: Classic War Movies- The Dirty Dozen (1967)

      Hi Carl,
      Yes I have the movie on DVD of the Battle of the Bulge. I bought it in a trilogy. "The Dirty Dozen", "The Battle of the Bulge" and "Kelly's Heroes". In all three he certainly left his mark. I still laugh when you get to the part where he orders the infantry off of his wreck.
      Regards
      Redcap
      RACMP - For the troops With the troops
    • Re: Classic War Movies- The Dirty Dozen (1967)

      I read that the final scene being filmed was an insert with the survivors of the raid driving the halftrack over the bridge. Lee Marvin was off set, thinking he was done filming and was found "so drunk he couldn't say his own name".
      They poured him into a car, got him in makeup and costume and plopped him in the driver's seat. Charles Bronson, who was booked on a flight home said "So help me Lee, if you #$#% this up, I'll kill you".
      Lee changed gears, drove the thing and the one take is in the film.
      They just don't make them like that anymore.



      We deal in lead, friend.
    • Re: Classic War Movies- The Dirty Dozen (1967)

      Hi Bill, Gorch,

      All three of those movies are great to watch. I also have all three and watch them ocasionally. I never tire of any of them. As a coupe of stations here were playing war movies on them all day long, I woke up to To Hell and Back, ate lunch while Patton was on, and then cought all of Kellys Heroes. ;-)) Today was a great day to be at home and to watch TV. I skipped the two Rambo movies because some station was showing John Waynes: The Alamo ;-))

      Thanks for the Dirty Dozen info ;-)) that is some interesting stuff. And looking at that scene where Marvin is driving that SDKFZ-251 Halftrack over the bridge, one wouldn't have been able to know about Lees ""disability"".
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Re: Classic War Movies- The Dirty Dozen (1967)

      Pleased to meet you, Ringo.
      I think Lee had more experience driving under the influence than sober. John Boorman tells a story of how they went out to dinner and drinks one night and although trashed, Lee insisted on driving back. A scuffle ensued and Boorman got hold of Lee's keys but Lee refused to enter the car.

      They compromised by having Boorman drive with the windows down and Lee lying on the roof. Naturally, Boorman got pulled over and the cop strode to the driver's side, assessed the situation, and asked Borrman "Do you know Lee Marvin's on the roof of your car?" Boorman repled he knew and the cop told him to just be careful.

      His bouts with Duke must be legendary.


      We deal in lead, friend
    • Re: Classic War Movies- The Dirty Dozen (1967)

      Thank you Gorch and likewise. I just barely remember about Lee being in the news about such things. I saw the features that included the making of the Dirty Dozen and ill bet they had some wild times in town on off moments ;-))

      Hi Keith, do you have anything on the other three Dirty Dozen movies?
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Re: Classic War Movies- The Dirty Dozen (1967)

      The Ringo Kid wrote:



      Hi Keith, do you have anything on the other three Dirty Dozen movies?


      Carl, which one's specifically,
      I'll see if I can put them up in the Lee Marvin Thread
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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