TV Series | TV-PG | | Comedy, War
The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders.
Interestingly, when the show was being cast, Werner Klemperer auditioned for the role of Sergeant Schultz, and John Banner was considered for the role of Commandant Klink. However, after the auditions, it was decided to switch them to their famous roles.
No prisoner has ever escaped from Stalag 13!
During evening scenes, you can hear crickets chirping. They would not exist during a typical German winter.
A cropped, high-definition version of the series, with a 1.78 : 1 aspect ratio, is currently showing on the Universal HD cable channel. (All programs are shown in a widescreen format on Universal HD.) At the time "Hogan's Heroes" was originally shown, there was no such thing as widescreen TV, and all television shows were presented in a 1.33:1 "Academy ratio" format. "Hogan's Heroes" was filmed in this aspect ratio, not in the current HD 16:9 television ratio so popular today.
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