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Stalag 17

The star-spangled, laugh-loaded salute to our P.W. heroes!
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DVD Features:

  • Run Time: 2 hours
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: September 26, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Audio:
    • English, French
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1953 - Best Actor: William Holden

Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 13,164
Rating: 4/4 -- When escape is the only option, you do whatever you can to make it happen. This is one exciting escape drama. Full Review
Cinema Sight
Aug 15, 2011
Rating: 4/5 -- Teens may enjoy this exceptional, exciting drama. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 28, 2010
A lusty comedy-melodrama, loaded with bold, masculine humor and as much of the original's uninhibited earthiness as good taste and the Production Code permit. Full Review
Variety
Aug 14, 2007
The good greatly outweighs the bad, particularly in the profile of Holden's character, a pragmatic, self-centered cynic whose heroism, when it is finally called upon, appears to come from deep within the barriers he has placed inside of himself.
Hollywood Reporter
May 13, 2006
In the end, Stalag 17's irreverence likely didn't revolutionize moviemaking for adults so much as it paved the way for the likes of M*A*S*H and Animal House. Then again, that alone is an achievement worth celebrating. Full Review
AV Club
Apr 1, 2006
As rowdily entertaining on the screen as it was on the stage. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Dec 5, 2008
Rating: B+ -- William Holden won his first and only Best Actor Oscar for Billy Wilder's vastly entertaining serio comedy set in a POW camp. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
May 4, 2012

Product Description:

Billy Wilder's adaptation of the Broadway hit stars William Holden as the cynical Sefton. Set in the eponymous German prison camp during WWII, the director's broad, black comedy focuses on a group of decidedly unheroic prisoners. While they spend most of their time trying to entertain each other with comedy routines and pin-ups, they also occasionally entertain thoughts of escape. But escape is the last thing on the mind of the hard, calculating Sefton, a wheeler-dealer who's salted away a stash of creature comforts which are the envy of the barracks. When a couple of prisoners are killed while attempting to escape, Sefton collects the money he won by betting against their success, and many believe that it was he who informed the Germans. After a new prisoner, Lt. Dunbar (Don Taylor) talks openly about having bombed a German ammo train, he's immediately subjected to a harsh interrogation by sadistic commandant Oberst von Scherbach (Otto Preminger). Their suspicions confirmed, the prisoners take revenge against Sefton. A film whose depiction of American G.I.s as ordinary, even selfish, people probably seemed seemed edgier in the 1950s than it does now, it remains a durable entertainment, with incisive performances by Holden and Preminger.

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  • STALAG 17 served as the inspiration for the popular TV show HOGAN'S HEROES.

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  • Sales Rank: 4,589
  • UPC: 032429283948
  • Shipping Weight: 0.13/lbs (approx)
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