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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.


63 Clips & Quotes

There are two people in this barracks who know I didn't do it - Stalag 17 00:25 There are two people in this barracks who know I didn't do... The crud did it - Stalag 17 00:35 The crud did it Don't bother - Stalag 17 00:57 Don't bother How do you expect to win the war with an army of clowns - Stalag 17 00:28 How do you expect to win the war with an army of clowns Let's blow - Stalag 17 00:09 Let's blow I believe it - Stalag 17 01:02 I believe it I'm grateful for a little company - Stalag 17 00:25 I'm grateful for a little company These Nazis ain't kosher - Stalag 17 00:40 These Nazis ain't kosher Where'd it come from - Stalag 17 00:14 Where'd it come from It's no use - Stalag 17 00:50 It's no use What's the matter with you - Stalag 17 00:29 What's the matter with you One Fuhrer is enough - Stalag 17 00:11 One Fuhrer is enough A kangaroo court - Stalag 17 01:40 A kangaroo court Sprechen Sie Deutsches - Stalag 17 00:18 Sprechen Sie Deutsches That's why I like you - Stalag 17 00:17 That's why I like you I don't know about you - Stalag 17 03:19 I don't know about you Give that man a Kewpie doll - Stalag 17 00:13 Give that man a Kewpie doll If I ever run into any of you bums on a street corner - Stalag 17 00:26 If I ever run into any of you bums on a street corner What happened to you - Stalag 17 00:43 What happened to you Curtains would do wonders for this barracks - Stalag 17 00:20 Curtains would do wonders for this barracks They ought to be under the barbed wire soon - Stalag 17 01:44 They ought to be under the barbed wire soon So we heard some shots - Stalag 17 00:29 So we heard some shots What do all those broads say - Stalag 17 01:15 What do all those broads say The Germans know where Dunbar is - Stalag 17 00:29 The Germans know where Dunbar is Are the doors covered - Stalag 17 00:53 Are the doors covered Must you two always be last - Stalag 17 00:34 Must you two always be last We are all friends again - Stalag 17 00:51 We are all friends again Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17 - Stalag 17 00:15 Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17 Tea is being served on the veranda - Stalag 17 00:41 Tea is being served on the veranda All right - Stalag 17 00:09 All right Were we all wet about you - Stalag 17 00:12 Were we all wet about you Good morning - Stalag 17 01:19 Good morning You guys have some machine gun practice last night - Stalag 17 00:53 You guys have some machine gun practice last night Droppen sie dead - Stalag 17 00:47 Droppen sie dead Who did this - Stalag 17 00:58 Who did this They'd have the appell - Stalag 17 01:21 They'd have the appell Today's camp news - Stalag 17 02:22 Today's camp news Do you have to put your socks in my breakfast - Stalag 17 00:22 Do you have to put your socks in my breakfast Am I interrupting something - Stalag 17 02:00 Am I interrupting something I wanna go over there - Stalag 17 00:37 I wanna go over there Schnickelfritz - Stalag 17 00:39 Schnickelfritz Here we have a typical barrack - Stalag 17 01:30 Here we have a typical barrack I'm very sorry about the mousetrap - Stalag 17 00:32 I'm very sorry about the mousetrap I called a meeting of the barracks chiefs this morning - Stalag 17 01:26 I called a meeting of the barracks chiefs this morning Not anymore - Stalag 17 03:39 Not anymore Where'd you learn your pitching - Stalag 17 00:19 Where'd you learn your pitching A Lieutenant Dunbar - Stalag 17 01:18 A Lieutenant Dunbar Management - Stalag 17 00:55 Management Lieutenant Dunbar - Stalag 17 02:07 Lieutenant Dunbar What'd you expect - Stalag 17 01:22 What'd you expect Those dames - Stalag 17 01:44 Those dames What's the idea - Stalag 17 01:00 What's the idea How did he ever find out about that ammunition train - Stalag 17 01:13 How did he ever find out about that ammunition train That Schulz pig - Stalag 17 00:27 That Schulz pig Of all the hoarding cruds - Stalag 17 00:25 Of all the hoarding cruds How come the Krauts knew about that stove - Stalag 17 02:11 How come the Krauts knew about that stove How come you were so sure Manfredi and Johnson wouldn't get out of the forest - Stalag 17 03:45 How come you were so sure Manfredi and Johnson wouldn't get... What's the big idea - Stalag 17 02:19 What's the big idea For crying out loud - Stalag 17 01:28 For crying out loud For instance - Stalag 17 02:03 For instance For the first time - Stalag 17 01:42 For the first time 00 in Berlin - Stalag 17 01:28 00 in Berlin That's right - Stalag 17 02:14 That's right

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.