Originally Posted by treky
I just realized, some people here may not know what "STALAG 17" was. It was a comedy/drama about a group of american officers in a German prison camp during world war 2. It's a good movie!
Stalag 17 was a straight drama with a few funny scenes. Bill Holden, who won an Oscar for that role is unforgettable. It was far more realistic and rougher than HH. The final scene in which they throw the German spy (Peter Graves) out into the compound, with cans attatched to him, to get gunned down by his own fellow Germans is powerful.
In HH all the Germans were killed offscreen.