Daily News from New York, New York on June 16, 1967 · 56
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Daily News from New York, New York · 56

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An abundance of hilarious humor, in-jetced by Mr. Aldrich, the star, Lee Marvin and the cast, Is a blessed relief from the strain f irory details and gTim aspects of war, fought by a mere handful of American on foreign soil. THE FIGHTERS in this ease are not the jrood-lookinjr, ethical GIs of our acquaintance. They are hardened convicts who have been court-martialed for crimes such as murder, rape and robbery, and are given the chance to redeem themselves by carrying out a near-suicidal mission just prior to the D-Day invasion. The object of attack is a chateau in Normandy, quarters for a large number of high ranking ( Nazi officers waiting compla cently in luxury for victory over the Allies. The idea is to blow i up the chateau as a moraie weakening gesture. IX COMMAND of this hostile group, men known by number. not by name, is the toughest, most sadistic officer in the United States Army, a Major Keisman, played by Lee Marvin, a natural for the role. Forced to do the job, the major is given complete authority, no questions asked. Reviewing these criminals taken from a prison in England, the major makes his stand quite clear by announcing his. intentions. Any trouble from them and he will blow their brains out. It appears to be an impossible achievement, whipping this dirty dozen into shape, to make them forget their grievances, to think and act as a unit to be trusted in their mission. As soon as they learn that the major has faith in their ability, they comply as a whole, doing their utmost to show their gratitude. THE DIFFICULT process Is enlivened by uproarously funny incidents. War games are played unfairly but won from a crack company under command of a ; colonel whose guts the major fjj & , 1 THE CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS gTJj Qf AlNNlEYNOA 1 1 ARE ILLOGICAL. nTlCfV"' L I RCTIREFRCM (m I'LL DO IT MY ) lJJ f Mx fj WijiV " " " , Original Film "The Dirty Dozen," a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer release in Met-trocolor. Produced by Kenneth Hyman and directed by Robert Aldrich from a screen play by Nunnally Johnson and Lukas Heller, based on a novel by E. M. Nathanson. Presented at the Loew's Capitol and 34th St. East Theatres. Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes. THE CAST: Major Reisman Genera) Worden Joseph Wladislaw-Robert Jefferson Viclor Franko Lee Marvin Ernest Borgnin -Charles Br on son lim Brown John Cassavetes 5erpeanf Bowren R icnard Jaeckel Artaio rMax Armbruster George Kennedy Pedro Jimfnez Trinl Looez Capfa.'n Sfuart Kinder Ralph Meeker Col. Everett Dasher-Breed Robert Ryan Arcner Maooott tenv savaias Samson Posey riint Walker Vernon Pinkley. .Donald Sutherland hates. Posing one of his men, the most stupid looking, as a general who, incognito, reviews the troops, is another highly amusing sequence. Ready for the mission, the major and his men get down to the business for which he has trained them. Here, suspense begins to gain momentum until it reaches an almost unbearable pitch. There is humor, too, in this high-tension finale, but little. The bloody business of blowing up the chateau is at hand and they come through gloriously, and those who do not return die heroes, not criminals. A magnificent sight the explosion is, magnificent for the winning side. Boy and Girl "7J P 2T 5K lu) f-m lAK j?.r.y I Still At It 4 V "i . ;- I DOROTHY EMMERSON is one of the merry madcaps in "The Mad Show" revue reaching its 750th performance Sunday at the New Theatre. New Rule Due On Egg & You Spurred by outbreaks of sal monella, a bacterial food poisoning, the Board of Health cleared the way yesterday for enactment of a regulation requiring that broken eggs sold for commercial use be pasteurized and distnbut ed in labeled containers. The new rule scheduled for fi nal action at the board's July meeting would cover broken or cracked eggs culled by egg mer chants when they sort them for sale. . The cracked and broken eggs are sold in bulk liquid or frozen form to food processors for use in such items as desserts, mayon naise and other salad dressings. Last spring many New Yorkers became ill after eating a cold dessert. The Health Department said the illness was caused by salmonella from broken eggs. SHOW BUSINESS APA Season Ending, Return Set tor Nov. By LEE SILVER The APA-Phoenix Repertory Company, winding up its first complete Broadway season tomorrow night, will leave town until November while the Lyceum Theatre-gets a $30,000 going-over by painters and carpenters. For 10 weeks starting July 10, the company will be based at the Huntington Hartford Theatre in weeks at the University of Mich igan in Ann Arbor, a week at Expo 7 starting Oct. 9 and six weeks in Toronto starting Oct, 16. When It returns to New York the week of Nov. 27, two new productions in the repertory will be George Kelly's "The Show Off and De Ghelderode's "Pan tagleize." "Fiddler" Fays Off Producer Harold Prince sent out checks amounting to $180,000 to his "Fiddler on the Roof" backers this week. The figure represents another 24 profit on the original investment. Since the musical opened on Sept. 22, 1964, Prince has shared about $2,580,000 with his backers. A sixth company premieres tonight in Australia. Besides the Majestic Theatre here. there are companies in London. Amsterdam, Helsinki and Chicago. fryer. Carr and Harris report that the Japanese production of Mame scored a hit at the Umeda Koma Theatre in Osaka, grossing 66,9ol,514 yen for a one-month engagement. The Japanese Di-oducer, Toho Continental, Ltd., remitted 85,313 to the U. S. producers as their share of the proceeds. Special Guests Producers Shelly Gross and Lee Guber have invited Anthony Tancreto, director of the U .S. Weather Bureau at Rockefeller Center, and his assistant, Milton Fayne, to attend the opening of HOTELS RESTAURANTS THE Mmmmmmk IMPORTED BY K0BRAND. N.Y. 94 PROOF TRIPLE HnM-THE SLEEVE POSSNT FIT. MAY BE X SHOULD HAVE FOLLOWED THE SEWINS GUIDE AFTER, ALL, "On a Clear Day Tou Can See Forever" Tuesday evening at the Westbury (L. I.) Music Fair. The opening of "Jaeoboweky and the Colonel," starring Men-asha Skulnik, Tuesday night at the Mineola (L.I.) Theatre will be a benefit performance for the United Jewish Appeal Emergency Fund. Tickets are being told at regular box office prices. The Westport (Conn.) Country Playhouse will present a Father's Day performance of "Generation," starring Hans Conried, at 9 P.M. tomorrow . . . Tony Award winners Robert Preston, Barbara Harris, Beryl Reid and Paul Rogers will be honored at the Playbill Restaurant July 6 at the unveiling of oil portraits of them by Irish artist Joe Regan. i Yiddish Folklore' Is Bard Special The New York Shakespeare Festival will present "An Evening of Yiddish Poetry and Folk Music" at 8 P.M. Monday at the Delacorte Theatre in Cen tral Park. Among the partici pants will be Yiddish poets Martin Birnbaum and Yuri Suhl, Shakespearean actor James Ray, Yiddish actors Michael Gomn and Zelda Lerner, New York actor Will Lee and folksinger Martha Schlamme accompanied by Mordechi Scheinkman. The program will be the first of a series of Monday evening specials planned for the summer at Delacorte. HOTELS A RESTAURANTS First name for the martini BEEFEATECY IMPORTED GIN FROM ENGLAND DISTILLED 100 GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS ti i i mim i Z3 to rj Hi C5 to

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