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Stalag 17

Stalag 17(1953)

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Remind Me

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  • Cookie  

    I don't know about you, but it always makes me sore when I see those war pictures... all about flying leathernecks and submarine patrols and frogmen and guerillas in the Philippines. What gets me is that there never w-was a movie about POWs -- about prisoners of war. Now, my name is Clarence Harvey Cook: they call me Cookie. I was shot down over Magdeborg, Germany, back in '43; that's why I stammer a little once in a while, 'specially when I get excited. I spent two and a half years in Stalag 17. "Stalag" is the German word for prison camp, and number 17 was somewhere on the Danube. There were about 40,000 POWs there, if you bothered to count the Russians, and the Poles, and the Czechs. In our compound there were about 630 of us, all American airmen: radio operators, gunners, and engineers. All sergeants. Now you put 630 sergeants together and, oh mother, you've got yourself a situation. There was more fireworks shooting off around that joint... take for instance the story about the spy we had in our barracks...

  • Duke  

    Come on, Trader Horn, let's hear it. What'd you give the krauts for that egg?

  • Sefton  

    45 cigarettes. Price has gone up.

  • Duke  

    They wouldn't be the cigarettes you took us for last night?

  • Sefton  

    What was I gonna do with them? I only smoke cigars.

  • Duke  

    Niiice guy. The krauts shoot Manfredi and Johnson last night, and today he's out trading with them.

  • Hoffy  

    They ought to be under the barbed wire soon.

  • Shapiro  

    Looks good outside.

  • Animal  

    I hope they hit the Danube before dawn.

  • Price  

    They've got a good chance. The longest night of the year.

  • Duke  

    I'll bet they make it to Friedrichshaven.

  • Duke  

    Hold it, Sefton. I said hold it. So we heard some shots. So who says they didn't get away?

  • Sefton  

    Anybody here want to double their bet?

  • Price  

    Are you questioning me?

  • Sefton  

    Getting acquainted. I'd like to make one friend in this barracks.

  • Price  

    Well, don't bother, Sefton. I don't like you, I never did, and I never will.

  • Sefton  

    A lot of people say that, and the first thing you know it, they get married, and live happily ever after.