Stalag 17 (1953)

Recommended
USA
Feature Film
Director: Billy Wilder
Writer: Billy Wilder, Edwin Blum, Donald Bevan, Edmund Trzcinski
Cinematographer: Ernest Laszlo
Cast: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss, Harvey Lembeck, Richard Erdman, Peter Graves, Neville Brand, Sig Ruman, Michael Moore, Peter Baldwin
Not one of Wilder’s best, Stalag 17 is a nonetheless entertaining WWII prisoner-of-war comedy, which boasts several excellent performances and some wonderfully irreverent humour, but ultimately proves to be (relatively, at least) quite forgettable. Iain Stott