Colonel Hogan leads a ragtag band of POW's caught behind German lines in this popular television comedy. The bumbling Germans give Hogan and his crew plenty of opportunities to sabotage their war efforts. Colonel Klink is more concerned with having everything run smoothly and avoiding any trouble with his superiors (especially anything that might result in his being reassigned and sent to the front) than with being tough on Hogan and his fellow prisoners. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
By the way Bob Crane and his fellow prisoners act, it hard to tell who caught who. In color. (season two)
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Did You Know?
The Stalag 13 outdoor set was located at the NW corner of the Forty Acres back lot in Culver City, CA, near Lucerne Ave. and Higuera St., SE corner. Early in the series' 1968 hiatus, the set was used in Mission: Impossible: Trial by Fury
(1968) where it doubled as a South American prison. After the series cancellation, it was used as Medical Camp 9 in the Nazi sex thriller Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS
(1975), during the filming of which it was burned. The cleared area became the site of a new set for The Fortune
(1975). The back lot was then bulldozed in 1976 and is now an industrial park. The location was previously used for the Tara plantation facade in Gone with the Wind
(1939). See more
Although the series takes place during World War II, the women wear the clothing and hairstyles of the 1960's. See more
Those prisoners will be released over my dead body!
It's a deal!