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Hogan's Heroes: :  -- Clip: Colonel Klink tries to fool the prisoners into escaping
Hogan's Heroes: :  -- Clip: Colonel Hogan helps Colonel Klink impress the Red Cross inspector

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Release Date:
17 September 1965 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
If you liked World War II, you'll love Hogan's Heroes!
Plot:
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. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Clever, Witty and Hilarious See more (60 total) »

Cast

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Bob Crane ... Col. Robert E. Hogan (168 episodes, 1965-1971)

Werner Klemperer ... Col. Wilhelm Klink (168 episodes, 1965-1971)

John Banner ... Sgt. Hans Georg Schultz / ... (168 episodes, 1965-1971)

Robert Clary ... Cpl. Louis LeBeau (167 episodes, 1965-1971)

Richard Dawson ... Cpl. Peter Newkirk (167 episodes, 1965-1971)

Larry Hovis ... Sgt. Andrew Carter / ... (166 episodes, 1965-1971)

Ivan Dixon ... Sgt. James 'Kinch' Kinchloe / ... (141 episodes, 1965-1970)
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Series Directed by
Gene Reynolds (34 episodes, 1965-1967)
Edward H. Feldman (28 episodes, 1966-1971)
Bruce Bilson (25 episodes, 1967-1971)
Marc Daniels (19 episodes, 1968-1971)
Bob Sweeney (17 episodes, 1966-1970)
Howard Morris (14 episodes, 1965-1967)
Richard Kinon (13 episodes, 1968-1970)
Jerry London (10 episodes, 1969-1971)
Robert Butler (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
John Rich (2 episodes, 1968)
Irving J. Moore (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
 
Series Writing credits
Bernard Fein (168 episodes, 1965-1971)
Albert S. Ruddy (168 episodes, 1965-1971)
Laurence Marks (68 episodes, 1965-1971)
Richard Powell (29 episodes, 1965-1971)
Arthur Julian (24 episodes, 1965-1971)
Phil Sharp (16 episodes, 1966-1971)
Bill Davenport (13 episodes, 1967-1971)
R.S. Allen (11 episodes, 1965-1971)
Harvey Bullock (11 episodes, 1965-1971)
Art Baer (4 episodes, 1966-1968)
Ben Joelson (4 episodes, 1966-1968)
David Chandler (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jack H. Robinson (3 episodes, 1965-1966)

Series Produced by
Edward H. Feldman .... executive producer / producer / ... (168 episodes, 1965-1971)
William A. Calihan Jr. .... producer / associate producer (136 episodes, 1966-1971)
Jerry London .... associate producer / assistant producer / ... (76 episodes, 1968-1971)
Bernard Fein .... associate producer / producer (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Original Music by
Jerry Fielding (24 episodes, 1965-1966)
Fred Steiner (20 episodes, 1965-1966)

Will Schaefer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gordon Avil (141 episodes, 1965-1970)
William B. Jurgensen (24 episodes, 1970-1971)
Robert C. Moreno (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Film Editing by
Michael Kahn (131 episodes, 1965-1971)
Ken Zemke (17 episodes, 1969-1971)
Clay Bartels (7 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jerry London (6 episodes, 1965-1966)
Thomas Neff (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Beryl Gelfond (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Casting by
Milt Hamerman (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Lynn Stalmaster (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Art Direction by
Rolland M. Brooks (117 episodes, 1965-1969)
Howard Hollander (107 episodes, 1965-1971)
Eugene Harris (60 episodes, 1966-1969)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Edward M. Parker (104 episodes, 1965-1969)
William Stevens (50 episodes, 1969-1971)
Robert Priestley (13 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Costume Design by
Marjorie Wahl (165 episodes, 1965-1971)
Ray Harp (134 episodes, 1965-1971)
Reeder P. Boss (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Makeup Department
Armand Delmar .... makeup artist / makeup (132 episodes, 1966-1971)
 
Series Production Management
Houseley Stevenson Jr. .... post-production supervisor / production supervisor / ... (166 episodes, 1965-1971)
William A. Calihan Jr. .... unit production manager / production supervisor / ... (160 episodes, 1965-1971)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Floyd Joyer .... assistant director (142 episodes, 1965-1971)
Carl 'Major' Roup .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1965-1966)
Donald L. Gold .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Sound Department
Wallace R. Bearden .... sound engineer / production sound mixer / ... (134 episodes, 1966-1971)
Robert G. Henderson .... sound editor (72 episodes, 1967-1970)
James J. Klinger .... sound editor / sound engineer (54 episodes, 1966-1971)
Gordon L. Day .... sound re-recording mixer (50 episodes, 1969-1971)
William M. Andrews .... supervising sound editor / sound editor (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
S.G. Haughton .... sound / sound engineer (27 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ross Taylor .... sound editor (8 episodes, 1968-1969)
Leon M. Leon .... sound engineer (6 episodes, 1965-1966)

Milton Lustig .... sound engineer (unknown episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jerry London .... editorial supervisor / supervising editor (113 episodes, 1965-1969)
 
Series Music Department
Jerry Fielding .... composer: theme music / composer: title music / ... (146 episodes, 1965-1971)
Milton Lustig .... music editor / music supervisor (134 episodes, 1966-1971)
Richard Berres .... music supervision / music editor (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Carol Kaye .... musician: bass (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Other crew
John Pommer .... production executive (1 episode, 1965)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. (1 episode, 1968)
 

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Runtime:
25 min | 30 min (including commercials)
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Certification:
Australia:G (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | New Zealand:G (season 1) | Singapore:PG | USA:TV-PG

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Trivia:
There's only two of the original main cast are still alive. They are Robert Clary (Cpl. LeBeau) and Kenneth Washington (Sgt. Baker).See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: Carter usually wore gloves, but many times he didn't, and a wedding ring is visible even though he's single.See more »
Quotes:
Schultz:Me send for you? I never send for anybody, not even if I need them.See more »
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Has Hogan's Heros Been re-released on DVD as a box set? YES!
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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Clever, Witty and Hilarious, 14 March 2003
Author: homie_g

This TV show is set in World War II, and that in itself was a very bold move to base a sitcom in a such a dark period of human history. This show excels for having, for the most part a good and generally non-realised talented cast. The stories are entertaining and have a decent amount of tension yet it most definitely doesn't take itself too seriously.

As a previous comment pointed out this show was one of the first to portray an African-American as an equal to white people which was very bold and positive move for a 1960's show. Star Trek had at the same time given black people and women a status of equality to men when they cast Nichelle Nichols as an African American woman as a main character. So I am very pleased at the fact that the producers took a chance and made this character righfully as an equal.

The theme music is catchy, ok may be slightly annoying but Jerry Fielding did a competent job. I a m not sure who scores the rest of the episodes, it seems they reuse and make music for certain episodes and recycle whenever they can probably due to budget but its edited nicely. You may be able to know that film editor Michael Kahn started his editing career on this show and has edited many of Steven Spielbergs films to the present. This brings up the issue of production quality. Not bad for 1960's standards for a less than 30 minute job, editing is pretty good, music, cinematography is alright. Not fantastic but this the 1960s.

The aforementioned cast are filled with talent. Most notably is the principle cast, Schultz (John Banner), Klink (Werner Klemperer) and Hogan (Bob Crane). This show has had nothing but top notch actors and guest actors. Bob Crane may have dabbled in some undesirable off-camera infamous affairs but he is nevertheless a great actor.

Watch this show if you haven't, some episodes are forgettable, some are great, some are just fantastic.

One of the all time best comedies? I would say most probably so :).

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