Hogan's Heroes: Season 1, Episode 8

Movies Are Your Best Escape (5 Nov. 1965)

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Hogan wants to get a peek at the documents that a visiting general has.



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Episode complete credited cast:
General von Kaplow
John Crawford ...
Lieutenant Ritchie
Lieutenant Donner


Hogan wants to get a peek at the documents that a visiting general has.

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Comedy | War





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5 November 1965 (USA)  »

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The first of 14 shows to be directed by Howard Morris (Ernest T Bass fame from Andy Griffith Show). See more »


When the prisoners convince Schultz that the Germans are losing the war, Hogan dictates a letter to Kinchloe that professes to the Allies that Schultz was a benevolent captor. Hogan asks that it be typed up and signed by all the prisoners. In the next scene, Schultz shows the letter to Klink, but it is all hand-written. See more »

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Klink thinks the liberation of the camp is coming quickly
15 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode the camp is visited by General Von Kaplow that has secret military papers in a briefcase that is chained to his arm. Hogan knows that the papers must be important and plans a scheme to photograph the papers and get them back to the Allies.

After making the pictures, it will be hard to get the material to the coast to be picked up by a submarine. But when Hogan makes Klink believe that the Germans are losing the war and an liberation of the Stalag is imminent, Klink turns nice not wanting to make anyone upset. He will do anything that Hogan says.

The part when Klink is thinking his camp is being filmed is some of the funniest scenes we have seen since the start of the series. The script is good, the Hogan scheme are nicely done and the script brings it all together to make an enjoyable program. Good Watch.

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