THE CREDIT TITLES
beyond the barbed-wire. The searchlights come from the goon
interspersed along the fences.
(with an occasional
I don't know about you, but it always
make me sore when I see those war
frogmen and guerillas in the
Philippines. I don't want to take
anything away from those guys, but
prisoners of war. Now my name is
Clarence Harvey Cook, -- they call
me Cookie. I was shot down over
Magdeburg, Germany back in 43. That's
while, especially when I get excited
number 17 was somewhere near Krems
thousand P.O.W.s there, if...
and the Poles and the Czechs. In our
and thirty of us -- all American
airmen, all shot down by the Krauts --
all sergeants. Now you put six hundred
boinnnnng! -- you've got yourself a
situation! There was more fireworks
shooting off around that place! Take
we had in our barrack. It was about
two of our guys -- Manfredi and
Johnson to be exact -- were just
getting set to blow the joint...
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.