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Hogan's Heroes - The Complete First Season

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  • DVD
  • 5 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Despite a historically and morally questionable premise, the 1960s sitcom HOGAN'S HEROES was wildly popular during its premiere run and continues to remain one of the most classic (not to mention utterly unique) comedy series in television history. Set in a Nazi prison camp during World War II, the series follows a group of Allied POWs--Englishman Peter Newkirk (a pre-FAMILY FEUD Richard Dawson), Frenchman Louis LeBeau (Robert Clary), and Americans Andrew Carter (Larry Hovis) and James Kinchloe (Ivan Dixon, one of the first African-American actors to get equal billing)--led by the irrepressible Colonel Robert Hogan (Bob Crane) in their hilarious attempts to sabotage the Nazi war effort. Though often mischaracterized as a tasteless gloss on the real-life horrors of Nazi Germany (the series was set in a prisoner-of-war camp, rather than concentration camp), HOGAN'S HEROES was intended as parody and certainly pulled no punches in its unflattering depiction of idiotic Nazi officers such as the pompous Colonel Klink (Werner Klemperer), bumbling Sergeant Schultz (John Banner), and irascible General Burkhalter (Leon Askin)--in fact, Klemperer, Banner, and Askin were all Jewish, and Clary was a Holocaust survivor. This collection includes all 32 episodes of the controversial series' debut season, which was nominated for two Emmy Awards.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 875224

  • Credits
    Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, Richard Dawson, Robert Clary, Ivan Dixon, Larry Hovis, John Banner, Leon Askin, Leonid Kinskey
  • Critic Reviews
    "The late Crane's Colonel Hogan is plenty winning and John Banner's Sergeant Shultz a guilty pleasure."
    Entertainment Weekly

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