Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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The Gestapo Takeover 

The heroes try to prevent the Gestapo from sending Klink and Schultz to the Russian front.


Irving J. Moore


Laurence Marks, Bernard Fein (creator) | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Bob Crane ... Col. Hogan
Werner Klemperer ... Col. Klink
John Banner ... Sgt. Schultz
Robert Clary ... LeBeau
Richard Dawson ... Newkirk
Larry Hovis ... Carter
Kenneth Washington ... Baker
Leon Askin ... General Burkhalter
Joseph Ruskin ... Major Strauss
Bruce Kirby ... Otto Baum
Martin Kosleck ... General Mueller
Sigrid Valdis ... Hilda
Forrest Compton Forrest Compton ... Captain Geissler


Major Strauss of the Gestapo, under orders from his superior General Mueller, plans to take over Stalag 13. Of course, this could mean the end of not only Hogan's operation, but the underground's as well. Hogan then comes up with a plan to get rid of the Gestapo by framing Strauss saying that he is involved in a plot to overthrow Hitler. Will Hogan succeed or will this be the end of his underground operation? Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Comedy | War







Release Date:

25 October 1970 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


General Heinrich Mueller, played by Martin Kosleck, was not a fictional character - he was the real head of the Gestapo and held the rank of major general in both the SS and the state police agency. See more »


In the opening scene, the Luftwaffe eagle and swastika are placed backwards on Sergeant Schultz's uniform. The eagle should be facing left towards the heart, but is facing away to the right. His backwards swastika is not properly displayed by showing its vertical lines on the upper left and lower right sides, but has his vertical lines on the upper right and lower left sides, See more »


Colonel Klink: [about how he got Hogan out of the cooler] I used all my intelligence and craftiness.
Hogan: Yeah,well, I got out anyway.
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An excellent offering as we return to the root of the show
9 September 2014 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

Ah! After a disappointing last episode, this show returns the series to the comedy that we are so fond.

When Major Strass, from the Gestapo, takes over the Stalag, it looks like Klink and Schultz are due for Russian clothing. The reason the Gestapo is taking over the camp is unclear but we all know this will not be a good situation for Hogan and his men.

As usual, Hogan has to come up with a plan where Klink will return as the Commandant of the prison camp. He must find a way to discredit the Gestapo Major and return the prison camp to the Luftwaffe command. Klink will also join forces with Hogan so that he can remain in the warmer climate.

An enjoyable show that was loads of laughs. From Klink sneaking around in sunglasses to Burkhalter having the upper hand- it all adds up to a very entertaining show that was fun to watch.

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