Stalag 17

Stalag 17 (short for Stamm Lager, or "prison camp") is located near the Danube
in Austria and filled with sergeants in the American air force. The time is
Christmas week 1944, and on the secret radio the prisoners hear accounts of the
Battle of ...

Author: Billy Wilder

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520922859

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 152

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Stalag 17 (1953), the riveting drama of a German prisoner-of-war camp, was adapted from the Broadway play directed by José Ferrer in 1951. Billy Wilder developed the play and made the film version more interesting in every way. Edwin Blum, a veteran screenwriter and friend of Wilder's, collaborated on the screenplay but found working with Wilder an agonizing experience. Wilder's mordant humor and misanthropy percolate throughout this bitter story of egoism, class conflict, and betrayal. As in a well-constructed murder mystery, the incriminating evidence points to the wrong man. Jeffrey Meyers's introduction enriches the reading of Stalag 17 by including comparisons with the Broadway production and the reasons for Wilder's changes.

Stalag 17B

Before the main body of men evacuated Stalag 17B on April 8, 1945, our camp
leader, Kenneth J. Kurtenbach, issued the re- maining Red Cross parcels.
Everyone received about a parcel and a half per man. There were about sixty
disabled ...

Author: Richard H. Hoffman Lt. Col. USAF

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462833462

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 378


A true account of a shoot-down, capture, imprisonment and liberation. The author was in Germany's Stalag 17B, force- marched across Austria, and had a horrifying brush with the holocaust. Patton's troops liberated him and returned him to front line duty. He helped capture many enemy troops before war's end.

World War II from a Waist Gunner s View of Stalag 17

On April 8, 1945, four thousand of the prisoners of war at Stalag 17B began an
eighteen day march of two hundred eighty-one miles to Braunau, Austria. The
remaining two hundred men were too ill to make the march and were left behind
in ...

Author: Staff Sergeant Luther Irwin Kelley

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465325263

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

View: 641


War, guns, bombs and waist gunners—far removed from the small town of Fowler, Colorado, population about 1200, twenty-eight miles east of Pueblo, Colorado on Highway 50. I lived there with my Dad, Ray, who was Pastor of the Second Baptist church, my Mom, Florence, grandmother, Dora Kelley; older brother Fred, who went into the Army a year before I did, and my sister Lorene. Germany, with the leadership of Hitler had overrun several small countries—the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Austria; as well as the war with Russia and England, incarcerating all the Jews as he went along. The United States was furnishing England with food and all types of war supplies. Then a state of shock fell upon our country and our small town of Fowler when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. On December 8, 1941, our government declared war on Japan. On December 11, 1941, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States and we in turn declared war on Germany the same day.

Stalag 17

THE STORY: This turbulent and gutsy play tells the story of a group of American prisoners who embarrass and irritate their captors as they try to escape from a German prison camp.

Author: Donald Bevan

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822210703

Category: Drama

Page: 75

View: 623


THE STORY: This turbulent and gutsy play tells the story of a group of American prisoners who embarrass and irritate their captors as they try to escape from a German prison camp. The plot revolves around the escape of an American who will face ser

Heritage Music Entertainment Auction 7004

49285 Billy Wilder Stalag 17 Script and Production Material . Released August
10 , 1953 , Stalag 17 was a blockbuster , winning a Best Actor Oscar for William
Holden and Academy nominations for director Billy Wilder and supporting actor ...


Publisher: Heritage Capital Corporation

ISBN: 1599673371



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POW Baseball in World War II

Most of the ball playing at VIIA happened in 1943 and was done by the Air Corps
NCOs prior to their transfer to Stalag 17B . The provost marshal ' s report lists the
main diversions of these men as baseball and bridge , with basketball suffering ...

Author: Tim Wolter

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786411864

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 234

View: 832


Nearly 130,000 American soldiers and 19,000 American civilians were captured by the enemy during the Second World War. The conditions under which they were held varied enormously but baseball, in various forms, was a common activity among these prisoners of war. Not just Americans, but Canadians, British, Australians and New Zealanders took the field, as well as the Japanese and even a few Germans. In the best of the German Stalags (permanent German camps where these prisoners were held, shortened from Stamm Lagers) there were often several leagues active at a time, with dozens of teams playing games continuously during the warm weather months. In the harsher Stalags, and in some Japanese camps, there was only makeshift ball playing. In places like Camp O'Donnell, the worst of the camps, there was no energy left for anything but the struggle to survive. This work is the story of POW baseball, complete with guard versus prisoner ball games, radio parts hidden in baseballs, and future major leaguers. The book is divided into the various prison camps and describes the types of prisoners held there and the degree to which baseball was played.

Film Study

A case in point is his lumping of war films like STALAG 17 ( 1953 ) , THE GREAT
ESCAPE ( 1963 ) , and VON RYAN ' S EXPRESS ( 1964 ) . What they each have
in common is the Nazis as the enemy and a general disregard for superior ...

Author: Frank Manchel

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 083863186X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4

View: 444


The four volumes of Film Study include a fresh approach to each of the basic categories in the original edition. Volume one examines the film as film; volume two focuses on the thematic approach to film; volume three draws on the history of film; and volume four contains extensive appendices listing film distributors, sources, and historical information as well as an index of authors, titles, and film personalities.

The Director s Idea

Although he is best known for those genres he also directed a classic thriller (“
Witness for the Prosecution,” 1956) and a classic war film (“Stalag 17,” 1952). In
the situation comedy category, Wilder is best known for “The Major and the Minor
” ...

Author: Ken Dancyger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240806815

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 356

View: 967


Ken Dancyger mixes theory with practice to bring the notion of the 'director's idea' to life, determining the director's approach to the actors, cameras and the script. He argues this will make a film deeper, more layered and ultimately more effective.

Gone with the Wind He Said

With the exception of Pete Jackson (who was hospitalized from his injuries to his
eye when he was hit by flak as he bailed out of the aircraft), the enlisted men
were transported over the next few weeks to the infamous Stalag 17B POW camp

Author: Michael I. Darter

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493162543

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 506


This book documents the search for my MIA brother Eugene F. Darter, who, just after meeting his baby brother on a pillow, flew off to Nazi-occupied Europe and vanished on his first bombing mission over Germany. My investigation began with a random Internet search on his fifty-seventh birthday on January 3, 2000, that quickly resulted in the miraculous discovery of one of his crewmates who found him badly shot and collapsed in a pool of blood in their shattered and burning B-17. Along the path of discovery were some amazing miracles, including discovering his surviving crew and their families, what happened to his two other MIA crewmates, pieces of his bomber on the beach a few days before a long planned memorial, and most importantly, eyewitnesses who saw crew members captured by the Nazis on a Dutch island. However, the greatest discovery was an eyewitness who saw an American airman come down through the fog and splash down into the sea, crying for help, but then carried away by the fierce wind farther out into the freezing sea beyond reach. “Gone with the wind” was his description of the shocking event unfolding in the stormy sea just in front of him. This book will be of particular interest to many families who have MIAs that number more than eighty-three thousand in America’s wars. There is so much information available today on the Internet, in databases, individual researchers in the US and abroad, and in the National Archives for searching for your beloved MIA. There is also a great deal of assistance from the US government, who has many teams in the field every day searching, finding, identifying, and bringing home our hero MIAs.

Angel on My Shoulder

was about the first of May, 1944, that my crew mates and I got to Stalag 17B, the
prisoner of war camp near Krems, Austria, about thirty-five miles west of Vienna
on the Danube River. Officers were sent to a different camp somewhere in ...

Author: Harley H. Tuck, Sr.; Ann I. Clizer

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452046860

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 100


Harley Hamilton Tuck decided when he was a teenager he wanted to leave the world a better place than it was when he got here. He flew combat during World War II as a radio operator aboard a B-17 bomber, completing twenty-seven missions before bailing out of a flaming ship over France to spend a year in Austria’s infamous Stalag 17B as a Prisoner of War. Tuck took the opportunity to begin educating himself in the field of agriculture, attended college when he returned to the States, and started teaching a few years later. Tuck took his skills around the world over the course of his career, training outreach workers among the remote Hill Tribes near the Laotian border for a decade, joining the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and relocating to Afghanistan in 1972, where he supervised a fleet of United Nations vehicles and farm equipment, working with Afghan mechanics who taught him as much as he taught them. When he accepted a UN position in Indonesia, Tuck continued training teachers, working through various programs in rural areas to improve and modernize agricultural practices. He eventually created his own Indonesian corporation to provide consulting services in his field, learning, growing, and teaching until his retirement in the late 1990s. Tuck credits the "Angel" on his shoulder for escorting him through the harrowing collection of hazards and close calls he encountered in his extensive travels. Hitch a ride from a fruit ranch in central Washington state through the fiery skies of the European War Theater, tour the back-country of Thailand, the noisy streets of Kabul and Java’s steamy jungles with Tuck for a first-class adventure with a generous-hearted and unusual man whose desire was to leave a positive mark on this world.

Hell s Belle

From a B-17 to Stalag 17B; Based on the Memoirs of William E. Rasmussen
Randall L. Rasmussen ... In January 1944, just after my arrival in Stalag, the
Germans cut our rations in half, claiming that the POWs had adequate food from
the Red ...

Author: Randall L. Rasmussen

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 9781611390278

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 104


It was December 3, 1943, and American warplanes were on assignment over Nazi Germany. Sergeant William Rasmussen was the ball turret gunner on the Hell’s Belle, a B-17 heavy bomber. During one of its missions, the Belle was shot down and the captured American flyers were sent to the notorious German prison camp Stalag 17B. In Stalag the American prisoners of war had to deal with the harsh rules imposed by the German Commandant as well as deplorable living conditions: filth, bitter cold, starvation and disease. Told through the eyes of one young flyer, the book has non-stop action, emotion and humor, and captures the upbeat and undefeatable spirit of America’s finest young men who served the United States during WWII. RANDALL L. RASMUSSEN, M.D. used his father’s memoirs, “From a B-17 to Stalag 17B,” as the basis for this book. Dr. Rasmussen also explored William Rasmussen’s notes, the verbal history that he recorded at the local library, research material, and recollections of the narratives he heard his father tell so many times over the years. William Rasmussen was a popular guest speaker at press clubs, library clubs and service organizations in Michigan’s lower peninsula near his home. His narratives were enjoyed immensely since he had a special gift of being able to captivate audiences as they shared his experiences flying over Nazi Germany and being a prisoner of war.


The premise just didn't work, so they rewrote it, borrowing heavily from Stalag 17,
a Billy Wilder film starring William Holden. There was a Sergeant Schultz in
Stalag 17, and there was a Sergeant Schultz in “The Heroes.” But what really
made it ...

Author: Robert Crane

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813160757

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 313


On June 29, 1978, Bob Crane, known to Hogan's Heroes fans as Colonel Hogan, was discovered brutally murdered in his Scottsdale, Arizona, apartment. His eldest son, Robert Crane, was called to the crime scene. In this poignant memoir, Robert Crane discusses that terrible day and how he has lived with the unsolved murder of his father. But this storyline is just one thread in his tale of growing up in Los Angeles, his struggles to reconcile the good and sordid sides of his celebrity father, and his own fascinating life. Crane began his career writing for Oui magazine and spent many years interviewing celebrities for Playboy -- stars such as Chevy Chase, Bruce Dern, Joan Rivers, and even Koko the signing gorilla. As a result of a raucous encounter with the cast of Canada's SCTV, he found himself shelving his notepad and tape recorder to enter the employ of John Candy -- first as an on-again, off-again publicist; then as a full-time assistant, confidant, screenwriter, and producer; and finally as one of Candy's pallbearers. Through disappointment, loss, and heartbreak, Crane's humor and perseverance shine. Beyond the big stars and behind-the-scenes revelations, this riveting account of death, survival, and renewal in the shadow of the Hollywood sign makes a profound statement about the desire for love and permanence in a life where those things continually slip away. By turns shocking and uplifting, Crane is an unforgettable and deeply human story.

New York Theatre Critics Reviews

Stalag 17 " — continued as it might be . Acting Excellent As I have more than
hinted , the acting really is acting . No women hinder the unselfconsciousness of
the men . And , if I remember rightly , Robert Strauss , Robert Shawley , Arthur
Walsh ...



ISBN: UOM:39015020721570

Category: Theater


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"Theatre reviews is a complete guide and record of the New York stage, reprinted from New York sun, New York times, New York herald tribune, New York post, New York daily news, New York world telegram" 1940- ; reprinted from the New York daily news, Wall Street journal, Time, New York post, Women's wear daily, New York times, Christian science monitor, Newsweek, NBC ,1976-


'The guy who was in Stalag 17.' Mamá didn't give up easily. Stalag 17 was
brilliant. It was about these guys who escape from a German POW camp. I like
films about escapes. 'And then you stir, but not too much, otherwise there won't
be any ...

Author: Marcelo Figueras

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802195555

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 792


An O, The Oprah Magazine Summer Reading Pick. A “brilliantly observed, heartrending” novel of a Buenos Aires boy in exile (Financial Times). In 1976 Buenos Aires, a ten-year-old boy lives in a world of school lessons and comic books, TV shows and games of Risk. But in his hometown, the military has just seized power, and amid a climate of increasing terror and intimidation, people begin to disappear without a trace. When his mother unexpectedly pulls him and his younger brother from school, she tells him they’re going on an impromptu family trip. But he soon realizes that this will be no ordinary holiday: his parents are known supporters of the opposition, and they are going into hiding. Holed up in a safe house in the remote hills outside the city, the family assumes new identities. The boy names himself Harry after his hero Houdini, and as tensions rise and the uncertain world around him descends into chaos, he spends his days of exile learning the secrets of escape. Told from the points of view of Harry as a grown man and as a boy, Kamchatka is an unforgettable story of courage and sacrifice, the tricks of time and memory, and the fragile yet resilient fabric of childhood. “[Figueras] vividly evokes a child’s reaction to a world beleaguered by violence . . . [A] hopeful message about the healing powers of imagination and love.” —The New York Times


Holden, adopting his swaggering, cigarchomping Stalag 17 persona, joins Hope
for some repartee and later runs around supplying the props as Hope and
Whiting do a patterand-song number, “Make Yourself Comfortable.” In a sketch,
Hope ...

Author: Richard Zoglin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439148587

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 906


“Revelatory…fascinating” (The New York Times): The first definitive biography of Bob Hope, featuring exclusive and extensive reporting that makes the persuasive case that he was the most important entertainer of the twentieth century. With his topical jokes and his all-American, brash-but-cowardly screen character, Bob Hope was the only entertainer to achieve top-rated success in every major mass-entertainment medium of the century, from vaudeville in the 1920s all the way to television in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He virtually invented modern stand-up comedy. Above all, he helped redefine the very notion of what it means to be a star: a savvy businessman, an enterprising builder of his own brand, and a public-spirited entertainer whose Christmas military tours and unflagging work for charity set the standard for public service in Hollywood. As Richard Zoglin shows in this “entertaining and important book” (The Wall Street Journal), there is still much to be learned about this most public of figures, from his secret first marriage and his stint in reform school, to his indiscriminate womanizing and his ambivalent relationships with Bing Crosby and Johnny Carson. Hope could be cold, self-centered, tight with a buck, and perhaps the least introspective man in Hollywood. But he was also a tireless worker, devoted to his fans, and generous with friends. “Scrupulously researched, likely definitive, and as entertaining and as important (to an understanding of twentieth- and twenty-first-century pop culture) as its subject once genuinely was” (Vanity Fair), Hope is both a celebration of the entertainer and a complex portrait of a gifted but flawed man. “A wonderful biography,” says Woody Allen. “For me, it’s a feast.”

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

Wild Bunch (69)—as outstanding in Holden's career as Stalag 17—but it gave
way to relaxation in The Christmas Tree (69, Terence Young); Blake Edwards's
muted Wild Rovers (71), the man caught up with Breezy (73, Clint Eastwood); the

Author: David Thomson

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9781101874707

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1168

View: 411


For almost thirty years, David Thomson’s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the “desert island book” of art critic David Sylvester, not merely “a great, crazy masterpiece” (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also “fiendishly seductive” (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone). This new edition updates the older entries and adds 30 new ones: Darren Aronofsky, Emmanuelle Beart, Jerry Bruckheimer, Larry Clark, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, Richard Curtis, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Michael Gambon, Christopher Guest, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Laura Linney, Tobey Maguire, Michael Moore, Samantha Morton, Mike Myers, Christopher Nolan, Dennis Price, Adam Sandler, Kevin Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, Lew Wasserman, Naomi Watts, and Ray Winstone. In all, the book includes more than 1300 entries, some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long. In addition to the new “musts,” Thomson has added key figures from film history–lively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noël Coward, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Gish, Rin Tin Tin, and more. Here is a great, rare book, one that encompasses the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. Personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate, it is the one book that every filmmaker and film buff must own. Time Out named it one of the ten best books of the 1990s. Gavin Lambert recognized it as “a work of imagination in its own right.” Now better than ever–a masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called “the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.”

International Humanitarian Law

... but close enough for popular consumption. Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo soon
supplanted Tamarkan (“The Bridge on the River Kwai”), Stalag Luft III (“The Great
Escape”), Stalag 13 (“Hogan's Heroes”), and the eponymous Stalag 17 as the ...

Author: John Carey

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781571052667

Category: Law

Page: 387

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In three distinct volumes the editors bring together a distinguished group of contributors whose essays chart the history, practice, and future of international humanitarian law. At a time when the war crimes of recent decades are being examined in the International Criminal Tribunals for Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and a new International Criminal Court is being created as a permanent venue to try such crimes, the role of international humanitarian law is seminal to the functioning of such attempts to establish a just world order. The intent of these volumes is to help to inform where humanitarian law had its origins, how it has been shaped by world events, and why it can be employed to serve the future. The other volumes in this set are International Humanitarian Law: Origins and International Humanitarian Law: Challenges Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.


17 to 1 • the odds against tossing a 3 or tossing an 11 in dice. Seventeen Years'
War • (a) the Vietnam War, also ... the Bowl game to the New York Giants 17–14.)
Stalag 17 • Billy Wilder directed, William Holden starred (for 312 TM

Author: Herb Reich

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781616080846

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 512

View: 496


A compendium of trivia about the numbers one through one hundred.

Plato and Popcorn

... 166 Rhapsody in August 17 The Road Home 29–31, 87 Robbins, Tim 94
Roberts, Julia 180–181 The Rock 188 Rock, ... 108, 133 Squibb, June 39 Srebnik
, Simon 127 Stalag 17, 114 Stamp, Terence 160 Stanley Kubrick, Director: A
Visual ...

Author: William G. Smith

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476603971

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 625


Many believe there is nothing like seeing a good movie, one that is enjoyable both in itself and for the thought processes it stimulates. From The Usual Suspects and When Harry Met Sally to Gandhi and The Color Purple, this handbook functions as a guide to watching and reflecting upon 75 great films. The author, a philosophy instructor, presents a text designed to lead readers through a series of intellectual gymnastics; to help strengthen critical thinking abilities and to inspire exciting and philosophical thoughts and discussions. “Civil Disobedience,” “Death,” “Fate and Determinism,” “War,” “Sexism and Women’s Issues,” “Gay Rights,” “The Greatest Happiness Principle,” “Anxiety and Inauthenticity” and “The Holocaust” are examples of the 18 different categories into which the films are divided. Each chapter includes the author’s introductory comments to be read prior to watching movies along with a section of “Questions to Ponder” to be considered afterward. Photographs of many movie scenes are included throughout the text. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.