American POW's in German prison camp Stalag 13 actually were a resistance cell that carried out acts of sabotage.
Colonel Hogan was the commander of the resistance cell
- Colonel Klink was the unsuspecting prison camp commandant
- Sergeant Schultz was the barracks guard.
- Corporal LeBeau was a proud Frenchman
- Corporal Newkirk was a Scotsman
Cast & Crew List
Albert S. Ruddy
... Col. Robert Hogan
... Col. Wilhelm Klink
... Sgt. Hans Georg Schultz
... Cpl. Louis Lebeau
... Cpl. Peter Newkirk
... Sgt. James 'Kinch' Kinchloe
... Sgt. Andrew Carter
The premise of the series sounded utterly ridiculous, but it lasted for six years (longer than the war it was set in). Even then, it was still highly rated, but cancelled during the CBS purge of "rural" shows. It's still a laugh to watch even today.