The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders.
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Complete series cast summary:
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 Col. Robert E. Hogan (168 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Col. Wilhelm Klink (168 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Sgt. Hans Georg Schultz / ... (168 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Cpl. Louis LeBeau (167 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Cpl. Peter Newkirk (167 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Sgt. Andrew Carter / ... (166 episodes, 1965-1971)
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 Sgt. James 'Kinch' Kinchloe / ... (141 episodes, 1965-1970)
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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>

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Stalag 13: the camp where the prisoners plot to get in, not out. Starring Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer and John Banner. (season 6) See more »

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17 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Ein Käfig voller Helden  »

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Colonel Hogan's fake name to test new POW's that may be possible double agents for Nazis and report Hogan's secret group of heroes, was Major Campbell. The name was mentioned twice in the series' debut, on Friday, September 17th, 1965. See more »

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In several episodes (possibly using the same footage) a guard opens the kennel to release the guard dogs, but the kennel appears to be a very flimsy prop not strong enough to hold aggressive dogs. See more »

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[in an argument with a captain about safehousing a truck and cargo]
Colonel Klink: I'm afraid I cannot accommodate you, Captain. Please take your truck and its cargo some other place.
Captain: I have orders.
[Hands over papers with orders to Klink]
Colonel Klink: The only orders that I am interested in are my own orders.
[Klink in a casual tone starts reading to himself the captain's orders paper]
Colonel Klink: "All ranks are ordered to extend complete cooperation, assist without question. Ahmmm. Failure... punishment execution by firing squad. ...
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Referenced in Big Wolf on Campus: The Bookmobile (1999) See more »

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TV Guide Was Wrong
4 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

I can't see how TV Guide could say that this was one of the all-time worst shows on television. This show was pretty much Mission: Impossible with a laugh track. The crazy schemes that Hogan and his men would think up to thrawt the Nazi war machine were what made this show great. Also, Werner Klemperer will always be loved for his portrayal of the most bumbling officer in television history. But the thing that really made it special was that it was one of the first series to treat an African-American character as an equal to the white characters. Ivan Dixon, who would later go on to become a great director, would often prove to be the smartest member of the cast and perhaps was the most level headed as well. TV Guide needs too look at this show again.


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