The Dirty Dozen
The fictional story of a ridiculous idea for a mission the night before D-Day (hence its appearance today), with a cast containing a notable number of actual WWII veterans. Derided at the time for its violence, by today's standards it appears tame. It nevertheless was a giant box-office hit then, and a perennial TV movie and fan favorite now. Included among the Dozen is a relatively young Donald Sutherland, in one of his first bigger roles on the way to a 50-year career.