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Stalag 17
ID:
1953
Comments:
Director: Billy Wilder
Screenplay: Billy Wilder, Edwin Blum, Donald Bevan, Edmund Trzcinski
Producer: Billy Wilder, William Schorr
Cast: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss, Harvey Lembeck
Genre: War, WWII, Comedy

Running Time: 120
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC Academy Ratio)
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Subtitles: English
Features: Black and White
Studio:  Paramount Books (UT) DVD Region:  1 Unrated
DVD Release:  Oct 1996 Discs:  1 (Blu-ray) []
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Reviews:  It's a dreary Christmas 1944 for the American POWs in Stalag 17. For the men in Barracks 4, all Sergeants, they have to deal with another problem - there seems to be a security leak. The Germans always seem to be forewarned about escapes and in the most recent attempt the two men, Manfredi and Johnson, walked straight into a trap and were killed. For some in Barracks 4, especially the loud-mouthed Duke, the leaker is obvious: J.J. Sefton a wheeler-dealer who doesn't hesitate to trade with the guards and who has acquired goods and privileges that no other prisoner seems to have. Sefton denies giving the Germans any information and makes it quite clear that he has no intention of ever trying to escape. He plans to to ride out the war in what little comfort he can arrange, but it doesn't extend to spying for the Germans. As tensions mount and a mob mentality takes root, it becomes obvious that...


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