Ulzana's Raid may seem like another western but it has lots of things on its mind. In this look at the films of Robert Aldrich we discuss Ulzana's Raid, it's general unpleasantness, and it's surprising relation to the Vietnam war. Burt Lancaster, a shockingly young Bruce Davison, and Richard Jaeckel (an Aldrich regular) star in a movie that is not really meant to entertain.
A group of a dozen or so soldiers embark on a dangerous mission where they may not come back. Sound familiar? Too Late The Hero was intended as the spiritual follow up to The Dirty Dozen. While it does have some definite similarities (military men on a dangerous mission) it has a feel and a vibe that’s all its own. Overlooked when released in 1970, we devote the third installment in our Robert Aldrich series to this picture that may be the most cynical World War II movie ever made.
Our look at director Robert Aldrich, post Baby Jane and Hush, Hush (or post the FX series FEUD: Bette and Joan) continues with The Dirty Dozen. Eric explains to Dan the many reasons he feels this World War II "men on a mission" picture is a masterpiece.
We kick off our first episode in our series about the movies director Robert Aldrich made after the events depicted in the FX series FEUD: Bette and Joan. First up we talk about The Flight of the Phoenix, the adventure movie he right after Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte and featuring the crankiest James Stewart performance the world has ever known.