A pretty amazing, neglected WWII film, directed by the great Andre De Toth (HOUSE OF WAX, CRIME WAVE, RAMROD, DAY OF THE OUTLAW, behind-the-scenes work on THUNDERBALL and SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE, etc), starring Michael Caine and Nigel Davenport on a mission against the Germans in North Africa. Somewhat along the lines of the previous year's THE DIRTY DOZEN (1967), but not just a cheap rip-off of that big hit. The film was shot in Panavision, so hopefully TCM (Turner Classic Movies) will give us a nice 2.35:1 widescreen print. As far as I know, PLAY DIRTY has never been legitimately available on any home video format in North America, so those interested are advised to catch this rare showing. It airs tonight (Saturday, January 19th) at midnight (Eastern Standard Time), as part of a four-film salute to Michael Caine, following THE IPCRESS FILE and THE WILBY CONSPIRACY (and concluding with THE WRONG BOX). I've seen PLAY DIRTY before (a rare showing years ago on TNT, although in pan & scan), and highly recommend it. Hopefully MGM Home Entertainment will release this United Artists film on DVD sometime in the near future.