Stalag 17

It’s a dreary Christmas 1944 for the American POWs in Stalag 17. For the men in Barracks 4, all sergeants, have to deal with a grave problem – there seems to be a security leak. The Germans always seem to be forewarned about escapes and in the most recent attempt the two men, Manfredi and Johnson, walked straight into a trap and were killed. For some in Barracks 4, especially the loud-mouthed Duke, the leaker is obvious: J.J. Sefton, a wheeler-dealer who doesn’t hesitate to trade with the guards and who has acquired goods and privileges that no other prisoner seems to have. Sefton denies giving the Germans any information and makes it quite clear that he has no intention of ever trying to escape. He plans to ride out the war in what little comfort he can arrange, but it doesn’t extend to spying for the Germans.

Directors: Billy Wilder
Actors: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss, Harvey Lembeck, Richard Erdman, Peter Graves, Neville Brand, Sig Ruman, Michael Moore, Peter Baldwin
Countrys: USA

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Score Rating Count Release Date RunTime
8.0 46,661 1953-05-29 120

Crew Details

Job Title Member Name Job Title Member Name
Theatre PlayDonald BevanTheatre PlayEdmund Trzcinski
ScreenplayBilly WilderProducerBilly Wilder
Director of PhotographyErnest LaszloEditorGeorge Tomasini
Art DirectionFranz BachelinArt DirectionHal Pereira
Set DecorationSam ComerSet DecorationRay Moyer
Makeup ArtistWally WestmoreWriterBilly Wilder
WriterEdwin BlumDirectorBilly Wilder
Original Music ComposerFranz WaxmanAssociate ProducerWilliam Schorr

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