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The Dirty Dozen (1967)

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For the on line celebration of movies released during the year of 1967 I have selected the WW2 classic from MGM studios. I had intended to do something on Lee Marvin and company the moment I started this blog so this was a good time to do so. Join me in watching this live take on the film as well as checking out the titles selected by other sites that Silver Screenings and The Rosebud Cinema were kind enough to put together. If anything, this will prove to you that I am no Lee Marvin!

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  1. I’m not usually one for the “group of men on a mission” movie (as you put it), but I really like “The Dirty Dozen”. Great cast, as you pointed out, especially Lee Marvin who is PERFECT in this role.

    Thanks for joining our blogathon and for reviewing the Men on a Mission Movie that started it all! 🙂

  2. great great overview and many fun details of one of my fav films. I love the male ensemble action movie and this is example number one of that type, with a cast that can’t be beat. Gives a good look into that year and who was who, or starting out– 67 was some year for Marvin.

  3. Ha. I just realized that Point Blank came out in the same year this did (hey, I was only 3 years old then!). Anyway, great video post, sir!

  4. Nice video post, Mike! You did this “man on a mission” classic justice. Glad to see you point people in the direction of some other good Lee Marvin pics, like EMPEROR OF THE NORTH. They’ll never be another Lee Marvin. Or, for that matter, another Charles Bronson…or Robert Ryan, George Kennedy, Ernest Borgnine, Telly Savalas, etc.

    • Thanks for stopping in and yes I am always pushing Lee Marvin when given the chance. Doesn’t hurt when he is surrounded by Bronson and company. Have you seen the fine film Lee and Charlie did years later, Death Hunt?

  5. Does anyone watch this and NOT pretend to be Lee Marvin?? What’s wrong with ’em?! The Dirty Dozen is one of the few all-male movies I tolerate, simply because it’s so good. Some of the earliest reviews of this were very dismissive of the ‘wanton’ violence and the irresponsibility of the premise, but watching this with a contemporary eye it looks almost tame!

    • So many things from the past are tame by todays standards. The thing with this group of actors is they don’t need perfect muscle bound bodies to look tough, they just had it and could scare with just one look.

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