Movie was released on 1953-05-29, the IMDB rating is 8,0 (upd: 01-13-2021) and lasts 120 min. Stalag 17 belongs to the following categories: Best War, Comedy, Drama, War. Directed by Billy Wilder.Overview
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.
Director: Billy Wilder
Actors: Don Taylor, Edmund Trzcinski, Erwin Kalser, Gil Stratton, Harvey Lembeck, Jay Lawrence, Michael Moore, Neville Brand, Otto Preminger, Peter Baldwin, Peter Graves, Richard Erdman, Robert Shawley, Robert Strauss, Robinson Stone, Sig Ruman, William Holden, William Pierson
Country: United States of America