Two worthy Academy Award® nominees from 1950's Sunset Boulevard – actor William Holden and director Billy Wilder – reteamed three years later for the gripping World War II drama, Stalag 17. The result was another Best Director nomination for Wilder (his fourth), and the elusive Best Actor Oscar® for Holden. Holden portrays the jaded, scheming Sergeant J.J. Sefton, a prisoner at the notorious German prison camp, who spends his days dreaming up rackets and trading with the Germans for special privileges. But when two prisoners are killed in an escape attempt, it becomes obvious that there is a spy among the prisoners. Is it Sefton? Famed producer/director Otto Preminger tackles a rare acting role as the camp's commandant; actor Robert Strauss won a Supporting Actor nomination for his role as "Animal."

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings
17 Ratings

97% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.4/10
  • Fresh 33
  • Rotten 1

Critics Consensus: Stalag 17 survives the jump from stage to screen with flying colors, thanks to Billy Wilder's typically sterling direction and a darkly funny script.

15+ COMMON SENSE

Teens may enjoy this exceptional, exciting drama.

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Studio
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Classics
Released
Copyright
© 1952 Paramount Pictures

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)
Additional
German (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
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