Stalag 17

Stalag 17 poster
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. As tensions mount and a mob mentality takes root, it becomes obvious that Sefton will have to find the real snitch if he is to have any peace and avoid the beatings Duke and ...

Director: Billy Wilder
Writer: Billy Wilder (written for the screen by), Edwin Blum (written for the screen by), Donald Bevan (based on the play by), Edmund Trzcinski (based on the play by)
Production: N/A
Genre: comedy, drama, war
Year: 1953
MetaScore: 84/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 10 Aug 1953
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.


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Movie Video Clips

There are two people in this barracks who know I didn't do it - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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There are two people in this barracks...
The crud did it - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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The crud did it
Don't bother - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Don't bother
How do you expect to win the war with an army of clowns - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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How do you expect to win the war with an...
I believe it - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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I believe it
I'm grateful for a little company - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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I'm grateful for a little company
These Nazis ain't kosher - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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These Nazis ain't kosher
Where'd it come from - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Where'd it come from
It's no use - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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It's no use
What's the matter with you - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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What's the matter with you
One Fuhrer is enough - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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One Fuhrer is enough
A kangaroo court - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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A kangaroo court
I'm crazy about you and always have been - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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I'm crazy about you and always have been
Sprechen Sie Deutsches - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Sprechen Sie Deutsches
I don't know about you - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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I don't know about you
Give that man a Kewpie doll - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Give that man a Kewpie doll
What happened to you - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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What happened to you
Curtains would do wonders for this barracks - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Curtains would do wonders for this...
They ought to be under the barbed wire soon - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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They ought to be under the barbed wire...
So we heard some shots - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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So we heard some shots
What do all those broads say - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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What do all those broads say
The Germans know where Dunbar is - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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The Germans know where Dunbar is
Are the doors covered - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Are the doors covered
Must you two always be last - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Must you two always be last
We are all friends again - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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We are all friends again
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17 - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17
Tea is being served on the veranda - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Tea is being served on the veranda
Let's hear it - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Let's hear it
All right - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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All right
You guys have some machine gun practice last night - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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You guys have some machine gun practice...
Droppen sie dead - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Droppen sie dead
Who did this - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Who did this
Anybody asks for your papers - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Anybody asks for your papers
They'd have the appell - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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They'd have the appell
Today's camp news - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Today's camp news
Are you gonna eat it all by yourself - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Are you gonna eat it all by yourself
Do you have to put your socks in my breakfast - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Do you have to put your socks in my...
Am I interrupting something - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Am I interrupting something
I'm telling you - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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I'm telling you
I wanna go over there - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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I wanna go over there
Schnickelfritz - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Schnickelfritz
I'm very sorry about the mousetrap - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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I'm very sorry about the mousetrap
I called a meeting of the barracks chiefs this morning - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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I called a meeting of the barracks...
Not anymore - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Not anymore
Where'd you learn your pitching - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Where'd you learn your pitching
A Lieutenant Dunbar - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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A Lieutenant Dunbar
Management - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Management
Lieutenant Dunbar - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Lieutenant Dunbar
What'd you expect - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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What'd you expect
Those dames - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Those dames
What's the idea - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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What's the idea
How did he ever find out about that ammunition train - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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How did he ever find out about that...
That Schulz pig - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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That Schulz pig
Of all the hoarding cruds - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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Of all the hoarding cruds
How come the Krauts knew about that stove - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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How come the Krauts knew about that...
How come you were so sure Manfredi and Johnson wouldn't get out of the forest - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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How come you were so sure Manfredi and...
What's the big idea - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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What's the big idea
For crying out loud - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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For crying out loud
For instance - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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For instance
For the first time - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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For the first time
00 in Berlin - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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00 in Berlin
That's right - screenshot from movie Stalag 17
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That's right

Movie Quotes

Movie Cast

Sgt. J.J. Sefton - William Holden
Lt. James Dunbar - Don Taylor
Oberst von Scherbach - Otto Preminger
Sgt. Stanislaus 'Animal' Kuzawa - Robert Strauss
Sgt. Harry Shapiro - Harvey Lembeck
Sgt. 'Hoffy' Hoffman - Richard Erdman
Sgt. Frank Price - Peter Graves
Sgt. Johann Sebastian Schulz - Sig Ruman
Sgt. Manfredi - Michael Moore
Sgt. Johnson - Peter Baldwin
Sgt. 'Blondie' Peterson - Robert Shawley
Marko the Mailman - William Pierson
Sgt. Clarence Harvey 'Cookie' Cook - Gil Stratton
Sgt. Bagradian - Jay Lawrence
Geneva Man - Erwin Kalser
'Triz' Trzcinski - Edmund Trzcinski
Russian Woman Prisoner - Marie Ardell
Russian Woman Prisoner - Irene Bacha
Singing Prisoner of War - Ross Bagdasarian
Prisoner of War - Rodric Beckham
Prisoner of War - Richard P. Beedle
Russian Woman Prisoner - Tina Blagoi
Dancer - Mike Bush
Prisoner of War - Don Cameron
Russian Woman Prisoner - Janice Carroll
Prisoner of War - Jarvis Caston
Prisoner of War - Tommy Cook
Russian Woman Prisoner - Beatrice Da Yarr
Prisoner of War - James Dabney Jr.
Russian Woman Prisoner - Zina Dennis
Russian Woman Prisoner - Yvette Eaton
Prisoner of War - Thomas B. Fleming
German Lieutenant - Carl Forcht
Prisoner of War - Ralph Gaston
Prisoner of War - Jerry Gerber
Russian Woman Prisoner - Lana Golubeff
Von Scherbach's Orderly - Ross Gould
Prisoner of War - Russell Grower
Russian Woman Prisoner - Alla Gursky
German Barrack Sergeant - Willy Kaufman
Prisoner of War - William LaChasse
Russian Woman Prisoner - Olga Lebedeff
Prisoner of War - Forrest Lederer
Barracks #1 Prisoner of War Getting Distillery - Peter Leeds
Prisoner of War - Wesley Ling
German Lieutenant - Harald Maresch
Prisoner of War - Maurice Marks
Russian Woman Prisoner - Svetlana McLe
Prisoner of War - Bill McLean
Russian Woman Prisoner - Constance C. Meyer
Prisoner of War - John Mitchum
Prisoner of War - Robin Morse
Prisoner of War - William Mulcahy
German Guard - Volleyball Player - Joe Ploski
Prisoner of War - Harry Reardon
Bearded Prisoner - Paul Salata
German Sentry - William Schramm
Prisoner of War - James R. Scott
Prisoner of War - Bill Sheehan
Steve - The Crutch - A. Gerald Singer
Russian Woman Prisoner - Mara Sondakoff
Prisoner of War - Warren Sortomme
German Barrack Sergeant - Fred Spitz
German Barrack Sergeant - Robert R. Stephenson
Russian Woman Prisoner - Audrey Strauss
Prisoner of War - Herbert Street
Bearded Prisoner - Bob Templeton
Russian Woman Prisoner - Lyda Vashkulat
Prisoner of War - John Veitch
Prisoner of War - Steve Wayne
Bearded Prisoner - Alexander J. Wells
German Lieutenant Supervisor - Max Willenz
German Private - William Yetter Jr.