Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
1 user

Movies Are Your Best Escape 

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



, (creator) | 1 more credit »

On Disc

at Amazon


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



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


Visiting General Von Kaplow arrives in camp with a briefcase chained to his wrist. Hogan then sets up a dinner party with the general as the guest of honor and during the party Newkirk steals the briefcase just long enough for LeBeau to take photos of the contents which are battle plans. Hogan then sets up an elaborate scheme where Klink is tricked into thinking the Germans are losing the war and the allied tanks are just days away from liberating Stalag 13. Also included in the plan are a pair of RAF officers posing as a Luftwaffe film crew who will take the film of the documents out of camp and back to England. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | War





Release Date:

5 November 1965 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The first of 14 shows to be directed by Howard Morris. See more »


The pennants on Kaplow's staff car are about twenty years dated - they are small versions of the Imperial War Banner (Reichskriegsflagge) used until about 1921. The Imperial War Banner used at the time the series is set can be seen on top of Klink's office. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Kinchloe/Baker capttheo1
the identity of Nimrod lou-114
2016 Papa Bear Awards srubin5190
a fitting final episode DaveMail42
Questions we may never be able to answer about HH..... viaggio1
Lessons we learned from HH viaggio1
Discuss Movies Are Your Best Escape (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: