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"Hogan's Heroes" (1965) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1965-1971

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Hogan's Heroes: :  -- Clip: Corporal Newkirk is caught stealing from the arsenal
Hogan's Heroes: :  -- Clip: Corporal LeBeau and Technical Sergeant Carter plan a trip to France
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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Release Date:
17 September 1965 (USA) See more »
If you liked World War II, you'll love Hogan's Heroes! See more »
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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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 nominations See more »
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Aaaahhh. Nostalgia. See more (66 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 117)

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)

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 (12 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 (67 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)
Beryl Gelfond (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Thomas Neff (4 episodes, 1969)
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)
Stanford Houghton .... 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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25 min | 30 min (including commercials)
Sound Mix:
Australia:G (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | New Zealand:G (season 1) | Singapore:PG | USA:TV-PG

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The black and white pilot episode originally included a Russian character who was played by Leonid Kinskey. Kinksey refused to continue with the series because he became uncomfortable with having Nazi characters starring in a comedy.See more »
Factual errors: The Gestapo did not wear black uniforms as seen in Hogan's Heroes. While it was certainly a nice touch of artistic license to differentiate the more sinister Gestapo like Major Hochstetter from the relatively benign Luftwaffe guards, this type of black uniform was a ceremonial uniform seen mostly on the guards at important buildings or at state functions. The appearances by the Gestapo in plain clothes and a Nazi party tie pin are closer to the truth.See more »
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24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Aaaahhh. Nostalgia., 31 December 2004
Author: Stephen Bailey ( from Lincoln England

I've just heard the British comedian Joe Pasquale being asked to define good comedy and his answer was, tragedy plus time. Hogan's heroes (he said) was one of his inspirations and it reminded me how much I loved this show myself, all those years ago. Who would've thought a Nazi prison camp could be the setting for a comedy series, but it was, and the results were often hilarious. The basic formula is the adversarial daily life between American POWs and their German guards, constantly trying to put one over on each other. The main character was the senior American officer (Colonel Hogan) played by the charismatic Bob Crane who strangely never found fame in any other role and was tragically murdered in Arizona. What gives this show such strength is that the 2 lead Nazis (the overweight Sergeant Schultz & his pompous CO, Colonel Klink) were both played by Jewish actors. John Banner (Schultz) was Austrian and Werner Klemperer (Klink) was German and they both came to America as refugees from the wicked regime in their home countries. How's that for putting a finger up at Hitler! I hope fans of the show will like my own personal "contribution". Hogan's Heroes was a massive success in Britain in 1973/74 and close to where I grew up was a Ministry of Agriculture office. One of the guys who worked there was - literally - the spitting image of John Banner. They could have been twins. This man used to walk to work each day as me and my friends walked to school. As you may know, Schultz' catch-phrase was "I know NOTHING", spoken in a strong German accent and every day this poor guy had to put up with obnoxious kids passing him and muttering " I know NUSSINK." You could tell he knew damn well what was going on, but he would never degrade himself by admitting it :) Sadly I don't think today's "politically correct" climate would smile on a show such as Hogan's heroes, but it IS funny and worth seeing if it's ever shown again.

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