Kelly's Heroes

Synopsis: During World War II a German Colonel is captured by the Americans but before he can be interrogated an artillery barrage hits the camp. However, Ex-Lieutenant Kelly manages to reach the Colonel, get him drunk and learn that he is on a secret mission to ship $16,000,000 of gold to a base in France. Kelly is determined to get the gold and plans for himself and a few of his fellow soldiers to slip into enemy territory and steal the bullion.
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Director(s): Brian G. Hutton
Production: MGM
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
144 min

Come on, Colonel.

- Get that jeep out of here.

- Right, Kelly.

We've been here for two hours.

No, that's Map Section 3, not 4.

I don't give a damn what Command says

about anything!

Mulligan, I don't think

I'm getting through to you!

You're dropping your damn barrage

on our position!

Sit and see.

You can't hear me?

The reason you can't hear me... because you're firing your mortar

at your end...

...and they're dropping here at our end!

No, the Krauts are not here!

We're here!

Mulligan, your bombs are coming down

on our heads!

I don't know where the Krauts are!

Just lift your goddamned barrage! Over!

I told you to bring me a good-looking kid,

not this fat, sausage-chewing wino!

Well, if you were looking for a young boy,

you should've sent somebody else.

Mulligan, you son of a b*tch!

They're trying to push up the canal!

What do you want me to do

about it, Petuko?

The half-track's been wiped out!

And he's been hit.

Go see what's happening. Grace! Jonesy!

Grab a litter and go with Corporal Job.

On the double!

Mickey Mouse.

- It's Mulligan.

- What the hell does he want?

He says he's sorry.

Sorry. Son of a b*tch!

Big Joe's a little upset right now.

I think maybe you should leave town.

Get out of the neighborhood.


Does he speak English?

Yeah, he's a Colonel in Intelligence.

As a big shot with the German Intelligence

you should be able to tell us about Nancy.

- Under the Geneva Convention you only...

- Sit down!

I'm not interested in defenses,

I'm interested in hotels. Okay?

Are there any still standing?

There are three.

Two are defended by units of...

Which is the most comfortable?

I don't know.

Think of us as tourists.

I don't want any military information.

I just want to know the best hotel.

I think it is called the Majestic.

Who's the owner?

I can't remember his name.

All right. Check the Michelin Guide.

What about women?

I must warn you. The German Army

is preparing a counter attack.

Sit down!

Look, we're not worried

about the German Army.

We've got enough troubles.

To the right, General Patton.

To the left, the British Army.

To the rear, our own goddamned artillery.

Besides all that, it's raining.

The good thing about the weather is... keeps our Air Corps

from blowing us to hell...

...because it's too lousy to fly. Verstehen?

- Ich verstehe.

- Okay.

What about the broads in Nancy?


The women!

Yes, there is a house.

I cannot give you the directions.

I've never been there.

Here it is. "Nancy.

"Principle attractions:

"The church of the Cordeliers tombs.

Woodwork and statues.

"City Hall, 18th century,

with stairway and square reception room.

"Place Stanislas' impressive gates.

"Porterie, Museum of Lorrain.

Charge to see..."

Will you cut the culture crap

and get to the hotels?

Majestic Hotel, three stars,

a knife and a fork.


We'll keep this guy until we get to Nancy.

We can use him in town.

What do you want, Barbara?

The Captain wants to see you.

I'll be right with you.

- What should I do?

- Stay on the radio.

I think we ought to send him back

to interrogation.

Nobody's copping out on this.

Do you understand?

He serves a more strategic purpose

by staying with us.

If he needs interrogating,

then you do it right here.

Open the door.

- What do you want?

- Do me a favor, will you?

- What?

- Don't call me Barbara.

- That's your name, isn't it?

- But, my name's Babra.

- Come on, will you?

- But, I only wanted to...

What are these, Colonel?

Just my orders and letters of transport.


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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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