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Stalag 17/The Dirty Dozen [DVD]

  • SKU: 5836443
  • Release Date: 06/04/2013
  • Rating: NR
  • 4.8 (13)
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 13)

Special Features

  • The Dirty Dozen features:
  • Behind-the-scenes documentary
  • Operation dirty dozen
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Stalag 17 features:
  • Commentary by actors Richard Erdman and Gil Stratton and co-playwright Donald Bevan
  • Stalag 17: from reality to screen
  • The real heroes of Stalag XVIIB
  • Photo gallery
  • Closed Captioned


Stalag 17
The Dirty Dozen
Director Robert Aldrich took what he considered a hopelessly old-fashioned script by Lukas Heller and Nunnally Johnson and fashioned The Dirty Dozen into one of MGM's biggest moneymakers of the 1960s--and the sixth highest-grossing film in the studio's history. Lee Marvin plays Major Reisman, assigned to coordinate a suicide mission on a French chateau held by top Nazi officers. Since no "normal" GI can be expected to volunteer for this mission, Reisman is compelled to draw his personnel from a group of military prisoners serving life sentences. This "dirty dozen" includes a sex pervert (Telly Savalas), a psycho (John Cassavetes), a retarded killer (Donald Sutherland), and the equally malevolent Charles Bronson, Trini Lopez, Jim Brown, and Clint Walker. On the dim promise of receiving pardons if they survive, the criminals undergo a brutal training program, then are marched behind enemy lines dressed as Nazi soldiers, the better to overtake the chateau and kill everyone in it--including the innocent wives and mistresses of the German officers. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • William Holden
    William Holden - Sefton
  • Don Taylor
    Don Taylor - Lieutenant Dunbar
  • Otto Preminger
    Otto Preminger - Von Scherbach
  • Harvey Lembeck
    Harvey Lembeck - Harry Shapiro
  • Peter Graves
    Peter Graves - Price

Overall Customer Rating

4.8 (13 Reviews)
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