Not Rated | | Drama, War
When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.
Although suggestions for making Sefton more palatable were rejected by Billy Wilder, the director did allow for a fleeting moment of warmth and humanity in the final scene. As he slips down into the tunnel in the barracks, Sefton says bitterly to the other ... ...
Oberst Von Scherbach:
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17. Not alive, anyway.
The length of the lamp cord for the mailbox signal changes in many scenes. When we see it "knotted" and Shultz pulls it down the first time it sets less than a foot over the table. Then in another scene it is hung closer to 3 feet over the same table. The next mail drop it again pulls down very close to the table. Then after the information about the "time bomb" is delivered it now hangs higher again.
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