Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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The Prisoner's Prisoner 

When a British commando unit is captured before they can blow up a crucial German ammo dump, Hogan and his men attempt to finish the job.



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Episode complete credited cast:
General Karl Schmidt
Sergeant Walters
Inge Jaklyn ...
Fraulein (as Inge Jaklin)


When a British commando unit is captured before they can blow up a crucial German ammo dump, Hogan and his men attempt to finish the job.

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Comedy | War





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22 October 1965 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Gene Reynolds directed this episode and John Orchard guest stars in the episode. Both went on to be involved the TV version of M*A*S*H (1972). See more »


When the truck goes to pick up the POWs from the second camp the sides of the canvas top are rolled up and it is obvious that they are empty. After Schultz leaves the truck Hogan and Carter are shown to be hiding in the rolled-up sides. None of the guards at the front of the building notices them suddenly appearing. See more »


Sgt. Andrew Carter: Let's get out of here!
Col. Robert E. Hogan: Let's get our prisoner first.
Sgt. Andrew Carter: We haven't got time... Our what? We can't keep a prisoner!
Col. Robert E. Hogan: Well, we've got our own prison. What better place to keep him.
Sgt. Andrew Carter: But we're prisoners!
Col. Robert E. Hogan: So what? Just because we're prisoners doesn't mean we can't have our own prisoners.
Sgt. Andrew Carter: It's impossible.
Col. Robert E. Hogan: There's a rule or something? The Geneva Convention - not a word. We got our rights; we're as good as they are. Look, if the Germans can have an American prisoner, why can't the Americans have a German ...
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The concept was nice, the script was poor.
15 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this unrealistic episode, General Karl Schmidt (Roger C. Carmel) is in charge of a military unit that the Allies wish to bomb but the whereabouts of the unit is unknown. But when Hogan goes with Schultz to pick up some prisoners, Hogan knocks out the General and claims to Klink that he is an Allied officer who poses as a General to escape. When General awakens and demands to be released, Klink believes him to be 'The Shadow' and is making up this entire situation so that he can escape. Klink places the General in the barracks with Hogan and his men.

The rest of the episode is a bunch of silly pranks to get the General to confess the whereabouts of his unit. One even involves a Christmas tree and Santa that was utterly ridiculous.

Roger C Carmel played General Schmidt and actually did a fine job. The problem was with the script that seemed written for children rather than adults. The concept was fine but the execution was poor. Not one of the better shows.

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