Cinema: The New Pictures, may 18, 1953

Stalag 17 (Paramount), the 1951 Broadway hit about a Nazi prison camp, is as rowdily entertaining on the screen as it was on the stage. In the play, Authors Edmund Trzcinski and Donald Devan drew on some of their experiences while they were interned with 40,000 other prisoners of war, mostly Russians, Poles and Czechs, in the real Stalag 17 near Krems, Austria. But any similarity between the actual Stalag and its dramatic counterpart is mostly coincidental. In the movie, the fictional events range from suspense (Who is the Nazi spy posing as an...

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