Stalag 17

Stalag 17

Director: Billy Wilder Cast: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger
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tbhofmeister More than 1 year ago
Stalag 17, borrows many plot elements from Renoir's classic The Grand Illusion, but from there the great Billy Wilder takes hold of the material and takes it into a new exciting direction. The film deals with many issues that are unfunny and situations where actual men have died in, but even so Wilder does one of the best jobs to date seamlessly blending comedy and drama to create one of the best films to date. With great acting from principle and secondary actors Stalag 17 is filled with drama, tension, humor, and the great director Otto Preminger as the prison camps Commandant. This is a must see for a few reasons; first for Billy Wilder who is arguably the best writer/director in Hollywood history and seeing any of his films is a treat; secondly because it is hard to find a film that jumps from serious drama to comedy without missing a beat as this does; and lastly because of the performances of all actors involved. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Billy Wilder really knows how to get the best out of his actors and manages the material like a true professional.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is an excellent blockbuster. It switches from comedy to drama frequently, but it isn't hard to understand. It can be a family film or a film for any average Joe or others. If you want a historicaly correct movie I do not reccomend it but if you are sick of war movies with peoples guts spilling out this is perfect. It is an original, interesting plot with great names in the cast.
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