The Dirty Dozen meet the Stiff Upper Lip. A British Petroleum executive (Michael Caine) is assigned to work with the British Army in North Africa handling port duties for incoming fuels. This gives him the official rank of Captain in the British Army. The Colonel (Nigel Green) in charge of the Dirty Dozen is told he must have a British officer accompany his men on a dangerous mission 400 miles behind the German lines and is saddled with the Petroleum executive, who tries to argue his way out by saying that his contract states he is to only work port duties. That argument is lost on the Brigade Commander (Harry Andrews) who simply points out that the executive is wearing a British uniform. The real leader of the Dirty Dozen (Nigel Davenport), a released prisoner himself, doesn't need or want the British officer, who's supposed to be in charge, but he's promised an extra 2,000 British Pounds if he gets him back alive. Disguised as Italians, their trek across Rommel's Africa includes meeting and battling many kinds of enemies and the plot twists at the end will keep your interest.
A good early film for Michael Caine a must see for war
War is dirty
War is deadly
In order to survive
You play dirty
Good old fashioned war film with a brilliant transfer to blu-ray a good price if you like your war films buy this you wont be disapointedPublished 1 month ago by Liam Mcavoy
The War Collection version has excellent picture & sound quality. Probably never been shown on UK terrestrial TV because of the rape scene. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kleio