Comedy • NR • 1953 • 2 hr
Billy wilder's Stalag 17 is fantastic. It's both a war film and a whodunit mystery.
Whatever the judge ruled, Hogan's Heroes ripped this off for sure. Fine war prison comedy of its day.
A horrific journey of the cold days of power in occupied france.
Weird subject to make light of, but I’m sure a lot of people needed a laugh after all that. Either way, great characters with funny bits.
A good prison camp story from a great director with a great lead actor. Best thing about it is its unpredictability.
A masterpiece in the prison movie genre.
Great WW2 satirical point of view by Billy Wilder
Not much has stuck with me from this other than the main actors performance. Fun premise too.
It’s not really amazing. It’s just kinda irresistible to me. I have an impulse to be bored by it. Hate it even. But it manages to charm me.
A clever film that will feel familiar to Hogan’s Heroes fans. Apparently, that series borrowed heavily from this. Holden is at his best.
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