Stalag 17

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Stalag 17 is a 1953 war film which tells the story of a group of American airmen held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp, who come to suspect that one of their number is an informant. It was adapted from from the Broadway play by Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski, which was based on their experiences in the real Stalag 17B.


  • William Holden as J.J. Sefton
  • Don Taylor as Lieutenant Dunbar
  • Otto Preminger as Colonel von Scherbach
  • Robert Strauss as Stanislas "Animal" Kasava
  • Harvey Lembeck as Harry Shapiro
  • Peter Graves as Price
  • Sig Ruman as Sergeant Johann Sebastian Schulz
  • Neville Brand as Duke
  • Richard Erdman as Hoffy
  • Michael Moore as Manfredi
  • Peter Baldwin as Johnson
  • Robinson Stone as Joey
  • Robert Shawley as Blondie Peterson
  • William Pierson as Marko
  • Gil Stratton as Clarence Harvey "Cookie" Cook (Narrator)
  • Jay Lawrence as Bagradian
  • Erwin Kalser as Geneva Man
  • Paul Salata as Prisoner with Beard
  • Edmund Trzcinski as himself (Edmund Trzcinski "Triz" "I believe it man")

William Holden won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance, and the movie became the inspiration for TV's Hogan's Heroes.

WikiPedia: Stalag 17

Stalag 17 in the Internet Movie Database