Not Rated | | Comedy, 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.
The film is based on a play of the same name which is based on the experiences and reminisces of its authors Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski both of whom were prisoners of war in Stalag 17B in Austria during World War II. Bevan, a B-17 tail gunner who was shot down over ... ...
Oberst Von Scherbach:
All right then, gentlemen, we are all friends again. And with Christmas coming on I have a special treat for you. I'll have you all deloused for the holidays and I'll have a little Christmas tree for every barrack. You will like that.
At the movie's beginning, it says that at least the two escapees will have the longest night of the year (December 21st). Towards the end of the movie, it's Christmas eve (December 24), yet at least two weeks of events have elapsed since the movie's beginning and the end.
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