Hogan's Heroes


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Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom that ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to March 28, 1971, on the CBS network. The show was set in a German prisoner of war (POW) camp during the Second World War. Bob Crane had the starring role as Colonel Robert E. Hogan, who coordinated an international crew of Allied prisoners running a Special Operations group from the camp. The program also featured Werner Klemperer as Colonel Wilhelm Klink, the commandant of the camp, and John Banner as the inept sergeant-of-the-guard, Schultz.

The setting was a fictional version of Stalag 13, a POW camp for captured Allied airmen located north of the town of Hammelburg in the Bad Kissingen woods and run by the Luftwaffe. Its location was on the Hammelburg Road (now known as E45), on the way to HofburgStrasse and eventually Dusseldorf. One episode mentions they are 106 kilometers from Heidelberg, but that measurement is actually aviation miles; it would have taken 199 km (124 mi) by car.

Stalag 13 bore no resemblance to its real-life counterparts, Oflag XIII-B and Stalag XIII-C. The show's premise was that the POWs were actually active war participants, using the camp as a base of operations for Allied espionage and sabotage against the Germans or the German Armed Forces. The prisoners could leave and return almost at will via a secret network of tunnels and had radio contact with Allied command. They were aided by the incompetence of the camp commandant, Colonel Klink, and the Sergeant Of The Guard, Sergeant Schultz. Hogan would routinely manipulate the incompetent Klink and get Schultz to look the other way while his men conducted secret operations. Klink and Schultz were in constant terror of being transferred to the Russian Front, and Hogan took pains to keep the hapless German duo firmly in place. Klink had a perfect record of no escapes while he commanded the POW camp. Hogan actually assisted in maintaining this record, and made sure any prisoners who needed to be spirited away had been transferred to someone else's authority before their escape was enacted. The program for a sitcom was unique as it combined elements of surrealism and dynamic action/adventure storytelling.

 

Highlights
Richard Dawson on working on Hogan's Heroes
04:07
Robert Butler on establishing the tone of Hogan's Heroes
02:42
Meta Rosenberg on casting Hogan's Heroes with Ethel Winant
02:34
Harvey Bullock on writing for Hogan's Heroes
01:01
Gavin MacLeod on his appearances on Hogan's Heroes
01:48
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Bruce Bilson

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Bruce Bilson on directing Hogan's Heroes
02:15

Harvey Bullock

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Harvey Bullock on writing for Hogan's Heroes
01:01

Robert Butler

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Robert Butler on establishing the tone of Hogan's Heroes
02:42
Robert Butler on directing the pilot of Hogan's Heroes
11:43
Robert Butler on enjoying directing Hogan's Heroes when he hadn't enjoyed directing comedies before; on differences between single camera and multi-camera productions
01:17
Robert Butler on directing the pilot and several episodes of Hogan's Heroes
00:18

Richard Dawson

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Richard Dawson on working on Hogan's Heroes
04:07
Richard Dawson on Hogan's Heroes
29:24

George Faber

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Publicist George Faber on the cast of Hogan's Heroes and his task of selling the show to overseas markets
04:00

Paul LaMastra

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Paul LaMastra on apprenticing as an editor on Hogan's Heroes and various other projects
11:46

Gavin MacLeod

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Gavin MacLeod on his appearances on Hogan's Heroes
01:48

Howard Morris

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Howard Morris on directing several episodes of Hogan's Heroes
01:07

Carroll Pratt

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Carroll Pratt on providing a laugh track for Hogan's Heroes
02:19

Gene Reynolds

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Gene Reynolds on directing Hogan's Heroes
08:20
Gene Reynolds on working with Ivan Dixon on Hogan's Heroes
01:02

Lee Rich

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Lee Rich on his involvement with the show Hogan's Heroes
00:51

Meta Rosenberg

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Meta Rosenberg on casting Hogan's Heroes with Ethel Winant
02:34
Meta Rosenberg on selling the Hogan's Heroes pilot to CBS
00:59
Meta Rosenberg on the writing of Hogan's Heroes and her on-going involvement with the series
01:03

Doris Singleton

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Doris Singleton on Hogan's Heroes
02:27

Lynn Stalmaster

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Lynn Stalmaster on casting Hogan's Heroes

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