The Dirty Two

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Dirty Two (1969, Italy) is a Macaroni Combat film directed by Tonino Ricci.

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Main Details

  • Released 1969
  • Eastmancolor
  • Directed by Tonino Ricci
  • Starring Klaus Kinski, George Hilton, Ray Saunders, Betsy Bell
  • Music by Riz Ortolani

Also Known As

  • Il Dito nella piaga (Italy, original title)
  • War Fever
  • El Dedo En La Llaga (Spain)
  • The Liberators
  • Die Leoparden kommen (Germany)
  • Im Vorfeld der Hölle (Germany)
  • Deux salopards en enfer (France)
  • Salt in the Wound


  • The Ultimate Mission...They Needed Men Who Fought Like The Devil and Killed Like Wildcats


Salt in the Wound (Italian: Il dito nella piaga) is a 1969 Italian "macaroni combat" war film directed by Tonino Ricci and starring Klaus Kinski and George Hilton. Two condemned soldiers (Klaus Kinski and Rai Saunders) and their overseeing West Point officer survive a Nazi ambush on their way to execution. They make their way to a desolate Italian village which happens to be in the path of a German advance. While there they learn the meaning of self-sacrifice and courage when they become emotionally involved in the people and fortunes of the town and must defend the village from the invading Nazi force. (Wikipedia)

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