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Play Dirty

Play Dirty (1969)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1969 Wide

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Captain Douglas (Michael Caine) is the British army leader who is ordered to lead a band of mercenaries into the desert. Their mission is to knock out an enemy fuel reserve. The inexperienced captain contends with a veteran Colonel (Nigel Green) who is enamored with using old history books to fight modern battles. Cyril Leech (Nigel Davenport) is the experienced mercenary hired by Brigadier Blore (Harry Andrews) to help guide Douglas and his group through the dangerous plot. Leech and Douglas

Apr 24, 2007

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A fine, memorable performance by Nigel Davenport, as a man who's as calculating as he is black-hearted. He works for the Brits, but one senses that if the Germans offered him more money, switching sides would pose no dilemma.

July 25, 2011 Full Review Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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The pic more than holds its own with The Dirty Dozen , in fact I enjoyed it more and found it more subversive.

April 26, 2011 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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tougher, grittier and just better than 'the dirty dozen.' probably one of the best final films in any director's career
March 26, 2013
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Stella Dallas

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A politely edgy offering from director Andre De Toth, featuring the indomitable Mr. Michael Caine.
September 30, 2012
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Randy Tippy

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    1. Col. Masters: War is a criminal enterprise, I fight it with criminals...
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