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There's a Spy in Stalag 17

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Nov 24, 2019

William Holden as Sefton. Considering it was made by one of Hollywood's most versatile directors, it's no surprise that Billy Wilder's Stalag 17 flows back and forth effortlessly between drama and comedy. Set in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II, the dramatic storyline foc read more

COMEDY GOLD #16: Animal and Shapiro from Stalag 17 (1953)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jun 22, 2019

COMEDY GOLD #16: Animal and Shapiro from Stalag 17 (1953) On June 22, 2019June 22, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized Birthday boy Billy Wilder’s flair for balacing comedy and drama in the same movie is legendary and revered. And, barring The Apartmen read more

Review: Stalag 17 (1953)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on May 26, 2019

I grew up with Hogan’s Heroes reruns on our Magnavox analog television. In fact, at one point it was my favorite show because it had such a colorful cast, it was perennially entertaining and utterly goofy to the extreme. But others have understandably decried the show because they see it find read more

Stalag 17 (1953, Billy Wilder)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 17, 2019

Stalag 17 opens with narration explaining the film isn’t going to be like those other WWII pictures, where the soldiers are superhuman and the film bleeds patriotism. No, Stalag 17 is going to be something different—first off, it takes place not on the battlefield, but a German prison camp. Through read more

Stalag 17 (1953, Billy Wilder)

The Stop Button Posted by on Apr 17, 2019

Stalag 17 opens with narration explaining the film isn’t going to be like those other WWII pictures, where the soldiers are superhuman and the film bleeds patriotism. No, Stalag 17 is going to be something different—first off, it takes place not on the battlefield, but a German prison camp. Through read more

Stalag 17 (1953, Billy Wilder)

The Stop Button Posted by on Apr 17, 2019

Stalag 17 opens with narration explaining the film isn’t going to be like those other WWII pictures, where the soldiers are superhuman and the film bleeds patriotism. No, Stalag 17 is going to be something different—first off, it takes place not on the battlefield, but a German prison camp. Through read more

Stalag 17 (1953, Billy Wilder)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 17, 2019

Stalag 17 opens with narration explaining the film isn’t going to be like those other WWII pictures, where the soldiers are superhuman and the film bleeds patriotism. No, Stalag 17 is going to be something different—first off, it takes place not on the battlefield, but a German prison camp. Through read more

The Reel Infatuation Blogathon: Sgt. J.J. Sefton of Stalag 17

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Jun 16, 2016

Sgt. J.J. Sefton of Stalag 17. Hubba hubba! When I learned that Silver Screenings and Font and Frock were hosting a blogathon about favorite silver screen crushes, I was on board like a sailor after a weekend pass. (Or something like that. You know what I mean.) Why was I so excited about this parti read more

Stalag 17 (1953)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Oct 3, 2015

Stalag 17 Directed by Billy Wilder Written by Billy Wilder and Edwin Blum from a play by Donald Bevin and Edmund Trzcinski 1953/USA Paramount Pictures Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Lt. James Skylar Dunbar: We sort of hope you’d laugh yourselves to death. Billy Wilder wise-cracks his way thr read more

Stalag 17 (1953)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 3, 2013

Headlined by William Holden and directed by Billy Wilder, this is a great POW World War II film with its dramatic and comedic moments. Holden is the cynical camp scrounger Sefton and after some men are killed following an elaborate escape. everyone believes he is an informant. Tempers rise when two read more

Stalag 17 (1953)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 3, 2013

Headlined by William Holden and directed by Billy Wilder, this is a great POW World War II film with its dramatic and comedic moments. Holden is the cynical camp scrounger Sefton and after some men are killed following an elaborate escape. everyone believes he is an informant. Tempers rise when two read more

Classic Films in Focus: STALAG 17 (1953)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on May 21, 2012

Stalag 17 (1953) is exactly the kind of war movie one might expect from Billy Wilder, the writer and director behind monumental classics like Double Indemnity (1944), Sunset Boulevard (1950), and Some Like It Hot (1959). Wilder’s darkest pictures inevitably reveal a grim sense of humor, while read more

Classic Films in Focus: STALAG 17 (1953)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on May 21, 2012

Stalag 17 (1953) is exactly the kind of war movie one might expect from Billy Wilder, the writer and director behind monumental classics like Double Indemnity (1944), Sunset Boulevard (1950), and Some Like It Hot (1959). Wilder’s darkest pictures inevitably reveal a grim sense of humor, while read more

Classic Films in Focus: STALAG 17 (1953)

Virtual Virago Posted by Jennifer Garlen on May 21, 2012

Stalag 17 (1953) is exactly the kind of war movie one might expect from Billy Wilder, the writer and director behind monumental classics like Double Indemnity (1944), Sunset Boulevard (1950), and Some Like It Hot (1959). Wilder’s darkest pictures inevitably reveal a grim sense of humor, while read more

Stalag 17

MacGuffin Movies Posted by RBuccicone on Jun 7, 2011

Stalag 17 (1953)      Who knew that being a prisoner of war could be so funny or that William Holden could be so shady. Billy Wilder did and he made on hell of a hit with Stalag 17. A somewhat true story of American soldiers stuck in a German POW camp –or stalag in German– uses one of read more

You Otto See It: Stalag 17 (1953)

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Google profile on Nov 13, 2008

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. Gutten Morgen, Sergeants. Nasty weather we're having, eh? And I so much hoped we could give you a white Christmas... just like the ones you used to know...This is my last entry before the read more