Not Rated | | Drama, War
When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German P.O.W. camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.
Otto Preminger always claimed that, as a director, he would only shout at actors if they were late or if they did not know their lines. Employed solely as an actor in this film, he told Billy Wilder at the start of filming that if he ever forgot his lines, he would present ... ...
Whadda ya know? The crud did it.
Shapiro: I'd like to know what made him do it.
Animal: Maybe he just wanted to steal our wire cutters. You ever think of that?
When Commandant von Scherbach enters the barracks and asks Lt. Dunbar for his serial number, Dunbar pulls out his dog tags and reads it as if seeing it for the first time. In reality, every serviceman knows his serial number by heart, and remembers it for life, as well as he would remember his Social Security number or date of birth.
English, German, Russian
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