POSTERS: Kelly’s Heroes
FOR MEMORIAL DAY… Brian G. Hutton’s 1970 Men on A Mission/Caper Film is a real gem. The story follows a squad of ragtag WWII soldiers led by Kelly (Clint Eastwood) as they go behind enemy lines to heist a cache of gold being held in a small French town’s bank. This movie is special because it takes the typical patriotic aspect of war films and turns it on its ear. These soldiers don’t care about winning the war, they just want to get paid and ride off into the sunset! It boasts a terrific ensemble cast featuring wisecrackin’ fellas like Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Donald Sutherland, Harry Dean Stanton, Carroll O’Connor and has plenty of action, adventure and comedy. The supercool illustrated poster by artist Jack Davis perfectly conveys the film’s sense of fun.