London airdrops a man codenamed Hercules near the camp. At the same time General Stauffen will be conducting an inspection of Stalag 13. Hercules' mission is to switch his briefcase with ... See full summary »

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London airdrops a man codenamed Hercules near the camp. At the same time General Stauffen will be conducting an inspection of Stalag 13. Hercules' mission is to switch his briefcase with Stauffens. Stauffen is part of the plot to assassinate Hitler and Hercules' briefcase is equipped with a time bomb. Everything is proceeding as planned until Schultz unknowingly arms the bomb. Written by tomtrekp

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7 October 1966 (USA)  »

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This story is based upon the real 1944 Hitler assassination attempt. In July 1944, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg carried a briefcase loaded with explosives into a staff meeting. The bomb went off, but Hitler was only injured because the heavy oak conference table shielded him from the blast. Von Stauffenberg was quickly arrested and then executed. See more »

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The drop scene shows stock footage of C119 Flying Boxcars. These aircraft did not enter service until 1948. See more »

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Col. Robert E. Hogan: [after the death of Hercules] This plan better work. It's already got an expensive price tag.
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This episode needed more laughs
23 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hogan gets a important message from London concerning an agent code-named Hercules being drop by airplane with an important package. When approaching the Stalag, the agents plane is hit by flack and the agent seriously wounded. Before the agent dies he is able to say that the briefcase he is carrying is for General Stauffen who has contacted the Allies in an attempt to assassinate Hitler.

It just so happens that General Stauffen (Oscar Beregi) is making an inspection tour of Stalag 13. Hogan has to get with the General and exchange briefcases so the attempt can be carried out. But things do not always go as planned.

This was an nice drama but really lacked comedy that we expect from a TV sitcom. If you take the story and acting then you have a heck of a tale. If you are watching for comic value then you are disappointed. Overall this was a nice story--just was wanting more laughs.


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