The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 war film starring Lee Marvin and featuring an ensemble supporting cast including Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, George Kennedy, Robert Ryan, Telly Savalas, Robert Webber and Donald Sutherland.
The film, which was directed by Robert Aldrich, was filmed in the UK at MGM-British Studios and released by MGM. It was a box office success and won the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing at the 40th Academy Awards in 1968. In 2001, the American Film Institute placed the film at number 65 on their 100 Years... 100 Thrills list.
The screenplay is based on the 1965 bestseller by E. M. Nathanson which was inspired by a real-life WWII unit of behind-the-lines demolition specialists from the 101st Airborne Division named the "Filthy Thirteen".
During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.
- The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985)
- The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987)
- The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988)
Sound Effects Used
- CINESOUND - EXPLOSION TYPE 8
- Sound Ideas, AIRPLANE, TWIN PROP - WW II TWIN PROP: FLY OVER
- Sound Ideas, EXPLOSION - LARGE EXPLOSION 01 (H-B)
- Sound Ideas, EXPLOSION - LARGE EXPLOSION 03 (H-B) (variant)
- Sound Ideas, FOREST, NIGHT - NIGHT AMBIENCE, CAMPFIRE, CRICKETS, FROGS, WIND
- Sound Ideas, GUN, MACHINE GUN - MACHINE GUN FIRE, SEVERAL BURSTS
- Sound Ideas, GUN, MACHINE GUN - SHORT BURST 02 (Turner)
- Sound Ideas, GUN, MACHINE GUN - SHORT BURST WITH RICOCHETS
- Sound Ideas, GUN, MACHINE GUN - SINGLE RIFLE SHOT THEN MACHINE GUN FIRE
- Sound Ideas, GUN, RICOCHET - MACHINE GUN RICOCHETS, BULLET 01
- Sound Ideas, HORN, ALARM - KLAXON ALARM HORN