Stalag 17

"Good"

Stalag 17 Review


Highly acclaimed, this precursor of everything from The Great Escapeto Hogan's Heroesto M*A*S*H to Life is Beautiful is hardly a masterpiece, but it does get credit for being one of the first films made to laugh about war. While the film has a few moments of seriousness, by and large it's a comedy -- mocking Hitler and POW life as we follow the daily rituals of Americans held prisoner by the Germans during WWII. Too bad the gags are so over-the-top they deserve a laugh track (hence Hogan and co. -- though Hogan's Heroes was sued for infringement, the TV series won the case). And speaking of which... a 2 1/4-hour comedy???


Stalag 17

Facts and Figures

Run time: 120 mins

In Theaters: Monday 10th August 1953

Budget: $1.7M

Distributed by: Paramount Home Video

Production compaines: Paramount Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Fresh: 30 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 8.1 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Sefton, as Lt. Dunbar, as Col. von Scherbach, as Stanislas Kasava, as Harry Shapiro, as Hoffy, as Price, as Duke, as Sgt. Schulz, William Pierson as Marko the Mailman, Gil Stratton as Clarence Harvey Cook, Jay Lawrence as Bagradian

Also starring: ,

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