Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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The Prince from the Phone Company 

An African prince comes to Stalag 13 who is negotiating with the Germans for the rights in his country to built a submarine base and Hogan replaces him with Kinchloe.

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Sgt. James Kinchloe / Prince Makabana
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Isabel Cooley ...
Princess Yawanda (as Isabelle Cooley)
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Count Von Sichel
Stewart Moss ...
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An African prince comes to Stalag 13 who is negotiating with the Germans for the rights in his country to built a submarine base and Hogan replaces him with Kinchloe.

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18 March 1966 (USA)  »

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Ivan Dixon plays both Sgt. Kinchloe and Prince Makabana. Dixon has a distinctive scar in the middle of his forehead which is clearly visible on both characters. See more »

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Ivan Dixon gets the lead.
18 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Who would have thought it- but Ivan Dixon gets a script where he is the main character of the show. It take a lot but Ivan has to play Kinchloe and an African prince named Makabana. It seems that the German are wanting to build a submarine post in Makabana's country and is trying to get permission from the prince. But Hogan, always thinking for the Allies, has a plan where Kinchloe will pose as the prince and negate the treaty with the Germans.

But when Makabana's wife shows up at the Stalag things can get a bit dicey. She can easily reveal that Kinchloe is not her husband but she takes a wait and see approach.

It was nice to see Ivan Dixon get some face time on camera. It has to be hard to get a black man posing as a German but the writers did a great job of getting the story made for Dixon. Even though the story was not really as interesting as others, it did give the viewer a chance to let another actor take the role as the 'lead man'. Nice episode to watch.


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