Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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Hogan Gives a Birthday Party 

Two shot down pilots are in Stalag 13 and inform Hogan that allied planes are having a difficult time getting past German defenses to blow up a refinery. Hogan devises a scheme to use a ... See full summary »

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Two shot down pilots are in Stalag 13 and inform Hogan that allied planes are having a difficult time getting past German defenses to blow up a refinery. Hogan devises a scheme to use a German plane to blow it. The plan is complicated when Hogan discovers that the General who has the plane has made Hogan and his thinking a study of his. Written by tomtrekp

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16 September 1966 (USA)  »

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This was Sigrid Valdis' first appearance as Klink's secretary Hilda. See more »

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The prisoners' plan is to steal General Biedenbender's Heinkel bomber and use it to bomb a heavily defended refinery. Stock footage was used to represent the bomber. At no time was an actual Heinkel bomber shown in the footage. Various shots show a U.S. built B-17, a British built Lancaster, and a German built Fw-200. See more »

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Referenced in Hogan's Heroes: Reverend Kommandant Klink (1967) See more »

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An average show to start season two.
23 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We start off the second season in an average fashion as James Gregory stars as General Biedenbender who happens to be a Luftwaffe intelligent officer that has studied Colonel Hogan's bombing tactics. General Biedenbender knows everything about Hogan, his flying formation, his personal tics and right down to his birthday- which happens to be the day of his visit.

In the meantime, Hogan's gang has received two shot-down fighters that are in camp and are preparing them before they can take the underground path back to London. With General Biedenbender's plane near the camp, Hogan has a plan where the two pilots can return to London and also possibly take care of a fuel refinery plant that the Allies are having trouble destroying.

Even though James Gregory seemed to fit the character of the General, is just did not play as well on the screen. Perhaps it was the fact that Gregory did not use, nor try to use, any type of German accent while delivering his lines. The only reason the viewer knew he was a German was that he wore the uniform. The show was also lacking comic value as it just did seem to have many laughs. An average show to start of the second season.


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