Trailer Tuesday: Kelly’s Heroes

'Kelly's Heroes' trailer title, 1970

‘Kelly’s Heroes’ trailer title, 1970

Kelly’s Heroes hit theaters in June of 1970 and ended up just making it onto the Top 20 highest-grossing films of the year list. The WWII comedy stars Clint Eastwood as the titular hero along with Donald Sutherland (Oddball), Don Rickles (Crapgame), Telly Savalas (Big Joe) and Carroll O’Connor (Maj. Gen. Colt) who round-out the big names in a large cast.

Oddball (Donald Sutherland) and Kelly (Clint Eastwood)

Oddball (Donald Sutherland) and Kelly (Clint Eastwood)

The plot involves a group of soldiers (Kelly and his heroic pals) who go behind enemy lines to rob a bank of a large cache of gold bars. Many explosions and laughs follow. Take in the original theatrical trailer below.

Kelly’s Heroes Theatrical trailer, 1970

Kelly’s Heroes Wiki, IMDb
Kelly’s Heroes review at Every 70s Movie


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3 Responses to Trailer Tuesday: Kelly’s Heroes

  1. Steve H. says:

    “Again with them negative waves, man!”

  2. David Moore says:

    Funny to see the contemporary hippie lingo leaking into the WWII era film.

  3. Steve H. says:

    The hippie lingo was very anacronistic, but it was still a fun film. The “showdown” near the end between the Tiger tank and Salavas, Eastwood and Sutherland was priceless. They even used “Spaghetti Western” music. Obviously a nod to Eastwood’s films with Sergio Leone.