Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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The Witness 

The Germans are sending Hogan to America demanding surrender along with another surprise.



(as Richard M. Powell), (creator) | 1 more credit »

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The Germans are sending Hogan to America demanding surrender along with another surprise.

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Comedy | War





Release Date:

1 March 1969 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The British battleship Duke of York was an actual warship. It was one of the King George V class, and participated in the destruction of the German battle-cruiser Scharnhorst. See more »


Col. Hogan makes a remark about the Battleship Duke of York having 3,000 men. The Duke of York actually had a crew complement of just over 1,500 men. See more »


Maj. Wolfgang Hochstetter: You will all stay away from that rocket. Did you hear me? What is going on there? Back, back, all of you. Back!
General von Rauscher: Who are you?
Maj. Wolfgang Hochstetter: Major Hochstetter, Herr General, in charge of security here, and you're all much too close to this rocket.
General von Rauscher: My dear Major, there is no danger of it firing...
Maj. Wolfgang Hochstetter: Firing? Who's worried about firing? I'm worried about spying.
General von Rauscher: Are you aware that I am in charge of this project, and that this is the inventor?
Maj. Wolfgang Hochstetter: [Zagoskin hands him his notebook] Until I clear you, you will please stop ...
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References Hogan's Heroes: The Hostage (1967) See more »

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Nita Talbot returns as the sensuous Russian spy.
2 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The man behind German's special war department, General Von Rauscher, advises that they have the ultimate weapon to bring the Allies to their knees. He just happens to visit Stalag 13 and wants Hogan to witness the weapon so that he can return to America and tell them that fighting against the German is useless.

How they picked Hogan is thanks to the return of the Russian she-spy Marya (Nita Talbot) as now she is the arm-candy of Rauscher and she dropped some hints that Hogan knows something about the underground.

General Von Rauscher takes Hogan to the secret missile site to watch the launch of the rocket where they have a rocket that can destroy any target. Tonight it will be set to search out a certain British naval ship and sink her. But when Hochstetter arrives things begin coming apart. And with a Russian scientist being the head of the program, we may know why Marya has appeared.

A nice story that was interesting from beginning to end. And again the acting of Nita Talbot makes the story even more entertaining as she plays her regular character that sweet-talks everyone she meets. An enjoyable watch.

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