Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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Three American women show up at Stalag 13 and Hogan wants to know why.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Col. Klink
Sgt. Schultz
Edward Knight ...
S.S. Captain Heinrich
Jayne Massey ...


Three American women show up at Stalag 13 and Hogan wants to know why.

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Comedy | War





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1 April 1966 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The Rockettes are a precision dance company founded in 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri and since 1932 have performed out of Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, New York City. See more »


When Hogan asks the women where they were captured, one of them says they were performing for an infantry unit when it was attacked and they were captured. Based on what they tell him, Hogan states they must have been 80 miles to the EAST of Stalag 13 (i.e., farther into Germany). This would mean they had been entertaining American soldiers far behind the German lines. See more »


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Some females visit the prison camp.
19 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

The episode begins when Klink has ordered that one of barracks become vacant as some very important prisoners will be making their way to Stalag 13. What no one knows at the time is that the German have captured three American women and will temporarily be housing them at the Stalag until they can be transferred to Berlin. The reason that these women are so important is that were doing an act for the American infantry when an air-raid started. The women jumped into a jeep and became disoriented and before long they were in a bunker that was loaded with Germans. They accidentally stumbled upon a secret rocket plant. The German now want to hold the women, to keep the whereabouts of the site safe, till after the war.

Hogan has a plan where he will get the women out of camp plus alert the Allies to the location of the rocket plant. But with a nasty SS agent, Captain Heinrich, ready to take the women in the middle of the night- it will be a difficult task, some may even say a drag.

The story was a clever way of getting a plot that was suitable for this series. Women have accidentally seen an enemies secret location and then they are held to keep the location safe. For me, the scene where Klink and others are caught by the SS agent in the women's barrack is comedy at its best. A quality story that was nicely written. Good watch.

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