This is the strategic spot of the story. In the five tiers
authority. The Barrack Chief. His eyes are wide open. He is
in the dark.
DUKE, big bellyacher.
TRIZ, six-foot-three, ninety-eight pounds.
MANFREDI, no cover, fully dressed.
HARRY, bug-eyed, cocky.
BLONDIE, fair-skinned, boyish.
them. This is the signal.
Now the others go into action, silently, efficiently. Except
underwear, some in slacks and socks.
Stalag 17 (1953)
Synopsis: One night in 1944 in a German POW camp housing American airmen, two prisoners try to escape the compound and are quickly discovered and shot dead. Among the remaining men, suspicion grows that one of their own is a spy for the Germans. All eyes fall on Sgt. Sefton (William Holden) who everybody knows frequently makes exchanges with German guards for small luxuries. To protect himself from a mob of his enraged fellow inmates, Sgt. Sefton resolves to find the true traitor within their midst.