Stalag 17

directed by Billy Wilder
Category: "War"
Year of Release:1953
Date Added:07/16/2014
Date Watched:07/15/2014
Description:The inmates of a barracks in a German P.O.W. camp are convinced there's an informer amongst them when two escapees are discovered and shot. Suspicions fall on Sefton (William Holden), a black-marketer who is always getting supplies and favors from German guards. The other inmates ostracize him and beat him up. Sefton determines to find the real informant and soon discovers that it's Price (Peter Graves), the barracks security officer. Price is really a German who's been planted to spy. A lieutenant is captured and brought to the camp, but the Germans know he bombed an ammunition train and plan to kill him. The inmates hide him. When Price is about to tell the Germans, Safton exposes him and works out a plan that enables him to escape with the lieutenant while enabling the other inmates to get Price shot by the prison guards.
My Rating:7

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Review - Stalag 17

It was a bit weird because at the same time that this serious drama about black-marketers and informants was going on, the movie engages in a lot of silly humor. There were two inmates in the barracks whose sole role was to provide comic relief, and the movie at times seemed more about them than about Sefton and Price.
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