Corman directed this precursor to Robert Aldrich's THE DIRTY DOZEN in Yugoslavia and was given the largest budget of his career, $590,000, for the WW II tale. Granger stars as a British Intelligence officer who must draft five unwilling criminals: Vallone, Rooney, Silva, Burns, and
Campbell (all experts in a variety of the criminal arts) for a secret mission. The mission: infiltrate Dubrovnik and rescue an imprisoned Italian general, who has soured on the Nazis, to convince his troops to turn against Hitler. Once in Dubrovnik, however, the soldiers are captured and thrown
into prison. Coincidentally, the prison houses the Italian general they seek; so when they esc...