Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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The Well 

Newkirk hides a stolen German codebook in a dry well, Hogan must come up with a way to get it back.



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Episode complete credited cast:
... Col. Hogan
... Col. Klink
... Sgt. Schultz
... LeBeau
... Newkirk
... Kinchloe
... Carter
... General Burkhalter
... Hilda
... Capt. Ritter


Newkirk hides a stolen German codebook in a dry well, Hogan must come up with a way to get it back.

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Comedy | War





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3 October 1969 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Klink leaves his office to see Burkhalter without his overcoat, which can be seen hanging next to the safe, but Klink is later seen wearing it leaving Burkhalter's quarters. See more »


Col. Wilhelm Klink: What brings you to Stalag 13?
Gen. der Infanterie Albert Burkhalter: Captain Ritter has been ordered to acquaint himself with Luftwaffe prisoner-of-war facilities.
Capt. Ritter: The general was kind enough to let me tag along on the inspection tour.
Col. Wilhelm Klink: I'm at your disposal, Captain. I will give you any information that I have.
Capt. Ritter: Danke, Herr Colonel.
Gen. der Infanterie Albert Burkhalter: You may learn a few things anyway.
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The well was not the only thing dry in the episode
3 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

When a secret code book is placed in Klink's safe, the gang will attempt to take and copy book before anyone knows it is missing. But after Newkirk steals the book, he has to throw it down a dry well in order not to caught. Now the book is down in the well and Hogan is going to have to come up with a plan to retrieve it from the bottom of the large hole.

Hogan must be able to gain access to the well and the only way of doing that is to make the camp need water. So after blowing up the water plant in town, the camp needs emergency water. Now Klink will let the men have tools to dig in order to get water. little does he know that the main objective is the code book.

The story did involve a different type of obstacle for the gang to overcome, but for some reason just did not play as well as expected. The situation was really not that exciting and made the action seem slow. The best part of the story was the lines between Klink and Burkhalter that always are funny. Other than those lines it just was not that interesting.

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