Released in the USA on July 01 of 1953, "Stalag 17" (also known as "Inferno dei vivi, L'") is a Comedy/Drama/War film directed and written by Billy Wilder , starring William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss, Harvey Lembeck and Richard Erdman.
Who is the director of "Stalag 17":
Stalag 17 was directed by Billy Wilder, a writer, director, and producer.
Before making Stalag 17, Billy Wilder had directed Ace in the Hole, released in 1951, Sunset Blvd. (1950), A Foreign Affair (1948), The Emperor Waltz (1948), The Lost Weekend (1945), and Double Indemnity (1944). Since, he directed Sabrina, released in 1954, The Seven Year Itch (1955), The Spirit of St. Louis (1957), Love in the Afternoon (1957), Witness for the Prosecution (1957), and Some Like It Hot (1959).
When was "Stalag 17" released:
Stalag 17 was first released in the United States on Wednesday, July 01, 1953. Other films released on Wednesday, July 01, 1953 are The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (dir. Roy Rowland) and White Witch Doctor (dir. Henry Hathaway). This was sixty-five (65) years ago.
It has been released on Friday, May 29, 1953 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, October 07, 1953 in France; Tuesday, February 02, 1960 in Germany; Friday, October 23, 1953 in Italy and on Wednesday, February 03, 1954 in Japan.
What is the casting of "Stalag 17":
At the casting of Stalag 17 we find William Holden, previously seen in The Turning Point (1952) and Boots Malone (1952); Don Taylor (Japanese War Bride (1952), Submarine Command (1951)); Otto Preminger (Where Do We Go from Here? (1945), The Pied Piper (1942)) [ more... ]
- William Holden, Neville Brand and Peter Baldwin also worked together in The Turning Point, released in 1952.
- Robert Strauss and William Holden also appeared in The Bridges at Toko-Ri, released in 1954.
- Harvey Lembeck and Robert Strauss can both be seen in The Last Time I Saw Archie, released in 1961.
- Richard Erdman and Neville Brand can also be seen in Tora! Tora! Tora!, released in 1970.
What is the Storyline of "Stalag 17":
Stalag 17 begins on "the longest night of the year" in 1944 in a Luftwaffe prisoner-of-war camp located somewhere along the Danube River. The story of a Nazi spy in Barracks Four is narrated by Clarence Harvey "Cookie" Cook (Gil Stratton). The camp holds Poles, Czechs, Russian females and in the American compound 640 sergeants, enlisted men from bomber crews, gunners, radiomen and flight engineers.
Prisoners of War Manfredi and Johnson try to escape through a tunnel the inmates have dug under [...]
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