Stalag 17

DVD - 1999
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Stalag 17
During World War II, a group of American POWs are imprisoned the German POW camp: Stalag 17. When two prisoners are killed during an escape attempt, they realize that there is a spy among them.

Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, c1999.
ISBN: 0792159691
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternate Title: Stalag seventeen


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Mar 09, 2015
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

William Holden finest picture by far which earned him the Oscar for Best Actor in 1949. The story follows Holden as he and his fellow German prison camp roommate's try to escape. During the first hour of the film Holden is the guy running all the betting games in the barracks. It gets more serious during the second hour. Otto Preminger plays the cruel German Camp Commander and I thought he should have gotten an award as well. Overall, you won't find many war movies better than "Stalag 17"!

Jan 11, 2015
  • Britty346 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie was very good. It reminded me of the film with Colin Farrell called 'Hart's War'. The difference is this had comedy ! I think the actors were amazing and the story line kept me hooked in and the ending left me on the edge of my set.

Jun 13, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This is a 1953 war film that tells the story of a group of American airmen held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp.
They come to suspect that one of their number is an informant.
Produced and directed by Billy Wilder, it was adapted from the Broadway play, which was based on the playwright's experiences as prisoner in Stalag 17B in Austria.
Along with "The Great Escape" and "The Bridge on the River Kwai," this is considered as the greatest World War II Prisoner of War film.
I think, however, this film is worse than the other two simply because it includes gratuitous comical scenes.

Jan 27, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This B/W film from the past, by Billy Wilder, is one of the better films on the subject of POW's in WWII. A must for Wilder's fans.

Sep 06, 2012
  • ddonster rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I read a comment once on the internet that said "If you watch this film, you'll be a William Holden fan for life." I totally agree with that. Holden's performance is that good. Interesting how Stalag 17 served as inspiration for Stalag 13 in Hogan's Heroes.

Dec 05, 2010
  • Rote_Hahn rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This film helps in defining and tuning your ability to focus. The plot is so intense, so mesmerizing that you cannot help but to direct all your senses to the action and reaction of this masterpiece.


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