The Movie: The Dirty Dozen (1967)
What Is It?: Robert Aldrich makes a feel-good military caper picture out of such feel-bad elements as war criminals, corrupt military officials, Nazis, rapists, and the near-complete annihilation of a cast that includes Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes, Donald Sutherland, Jim Brown, Charles Bronson, and Telly Savalas.
Why Today?: On this day in 1922, Telly Savalas is born. Be sure to continue the Who-Loves-You-Baby celebration by watching him in the scariest “Twilight Zone” episode, “Living Doll”.