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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 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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Ein Käfig voller Helden  »

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Harold Gould, who played the recurring character of General Von Schlomm, was Jewish in real-life and also served in the US Armed Forces during World War II. See more »

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The RAF Corporal wears an incorrect cap. The cap he wears is a US style 'Garrison Cap'. He should be wearing a 'forage cap' whilst similar, has different shape and stitching. The garrison cap has 2 buttons on the front, which have been added to make it look like a forage cap. Garrison caps don't have buttons on the front. See more »

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Radio Host: [Hogan pretends to be a Nazi sympathizer to get on German radio and discredit a propagandist] You read Mein Kampf, I believe.
Hogan: Oh, yeah. You know that guy, Hitler, who wrote it? A lot of people say that just because he wears that silly mustache the book's a big joke...
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Ridiculous but quite funny.
12 October 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio.) – See all my reviews

On paper this sounds like one of the stupidest shows you'll ever hear about, but in reality it's quite funny. The cast was well chosen and played their parts well. It's great to see a show that can take WW2 and turn it into a joke, although we all know it wasn't.


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