The Dirty Dozen (1967)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) A top-secret mission on the eve of the D-Day invasion. A must watch Robert Aldrich classic with all the elements of a great war adventure.
2) Definitive Lee Marvin movie as Maj. Reisman
3) Great production value.
4) A very influential film which inspired many future movies like Inglorious Basterds (2009), The Expendables (2010), and Suicide Squad (2016).

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
1. Down to the roadblock, we’ve just begun 2. The guards are through 3. The Major’s men are on a spree 4. Major and Wladislaw go through the door 5. Pinkley stays out in the drive 6. The Major gives the rope a fix 7. Wladislaw throws the hook to heaven 8. Jimenez has got a date 9. The other guys go up the line 10. Sawyer and Lever are in the pen 11. Posey guards points five and seven 12. Wladislaw and the Major go down to delve 13. Franko goes up without being seen 14. Zero-hour: Jimenez cuts the cable; Franko cuts the phone 15. Franko goes in where the others have been 16. We all come out like it’s Halloween

The Comancheros (1961)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 1/5

 

PROS –
1) Ina Balin as Pilar – exotic beauty.
2) Lee Marvin as semi-scalped drunk-brawler Tully Crow – the most memorable character of the movie.

 

CONS –
1) Incoherent screenplay where John Wayne is introduced as a secondary character.
2) A mediocre western from the director of Casablanca (1942).

 

QUOTE –
1)
Graile: How frail is human judgment, particularly the female’s.

2)
Tully Crow: I got one rule: never go to bed without makin’ a profit.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

STORY –1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) Presence to 2 greatest stars: James Stewart and John Wayne
2) Great Star-cast including Lee Marvin as Liberty Valance (& also Lee Van Cleef)
3) Edmond O’Brien as Dutton Peabody

 

Cons –
n/a

 

Quote –
“This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.