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Stalag 17 (1-Jul-1953)

Director: Billy Wilder

Writers: Edwin Blum; Billy Wilder

From a play: Stalag 17 by Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski

Keywords: Drama, Comedy, Prisoner of War, WWII, Nazis

William Holden is prisoner-of-war J. J. Sefton, who makes the most of his situation by exploiting the black market. When two prisoners attempt an escape, Sefton is the only one who bets against. Other prisoners suspect an informant, and the likely suspect is Sefton. Holden won the Oscar for Best Actor; the film received additional nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Best Director.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Neville Brand
13-Aug-1920 16-Apr-1992 Birdman of Alcatraz
Richard Erdman
1-Jun-1925 16-Mar-2019 Leonard on Community
Peter Graves
18-Mar-1926 14-Mar-2010 Mission: Impossible
William Holden
17-Apr-1918 16-Nov-1981 Stalag 17
Harvey Lembeck
15-Apr-1923 5-Jan-1982 Cpl. Barbella on The Phil Silvers Show
Otto Preminger
Film Director
5-Dec-1906 23-Apr-1986 Anatomy of a Murder
Sig Ruman
11-Oct-1884 14-Feb-1967 Stalag 17
Gil Stratton
2-Jun-1922 11-Oct-2008 Character actor, sportscaster
Robert Strauss
8-Nov-1913 20-Feb-1975 Animal in Stalag 17


William Holden   ...   Sgt. Sefton
Don Taylor   ...   Lt. Dunbar
Otto Preminger   ...   Col. von Scherbach (commandant)
Robert Strauss   ...   "Animal" Stosh
Harvey Lembeck   ...   Harry Shapiro ("Sugar Lips")
Richard Erdman   ...   Hoffy
Peter Graves   ...   Price
Neville Brand   ...   Duke
Sig Ruman   ...   Sgt. Schulz
Michael Moore   ...   Manfredi
Peter Baldwin   ...   Johnson
Robinson Stone   ...   Joey
Robert Shawley   ...   Blondie Peterson
William Pierson   ...   Marko (mailman)
Gil Stratton, Jr.   ...   Cookie (the Narrator)
Jay Lawrence   ...   Bagradian
Erwin Kalser   ...   Geneva Man
Edmund Trzcinski   ...   Triz


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