Hogan's Heroes: The Complete First Season [5 Discs] [DVD]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 14)

Special Features


  • The original pilot episode
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Filmed in black-and-white, the opening episode of Hogan's Heroes swiftly establishes the series' premise, wherein American POW Col. Robert Hogan (Bob Crane) and his fellow prisoners are shown running a terrifyingly efficient Allied espionage operation right under the noses of their stupid German captors, Col. Wilhelm Klink (Werner Klemperer) and Sgt. Hans Schultz (John Banner). A couple of details in the pilot episode would be altered in the subsequent color installments: prisoner Andrew Carter (Larry Hovis), identified as a lieutenant in the opener, was later "demoted" to sergeant; and (Leonid Kinskey), cast as Russian POW Vladimr Minsky, would be removed as a regular character once the series proper got under way. Fans of the series will notice that Klink is more nasty and Schultz less stupid in season one than in subsequent seasons; also, Klink's curvaceous blonde secretary is not Sigrid Valdis as Hilda, but instead Cynthia Lynn as Helga. Introduced during the series' first season are such recurring characters as Klink's fatuous superior officer General Burkhalter (Leon Askin), Kathleen Freeman as Burkhalter's Wagnerian sister Gertrude, and Bernard Fox as British POW Colonel Crittenden, whose slavish dedication to rules and regulations -- not to mention his stunning ineptitude -- bids fair to mess up every one of Hogan's missions to which he is assigned. Howard Caine, later cast as irascible SS officer Major Hochstetter, shows up during season one as a different character on the episode titled "Happy Birthday, Adolf." And in another episode of note, "The Prince from the Phone Company," Ivan Dixon, the series' only African-American regular, is allowed to stretch his acting muscles in the dual role of Sgt. Kinchloe and an African potentate.

Cast & Crew


  • Bob Crane - Col. Robert Hogan
  • Werner Klemperer - Col. Wilhelm Klink
  • John Banner - Sgt. Hans Schultz
  • Robert Clary - Louis LeBeau
  • Richard Dawson - Peter Newkirk




Customer rating

4.9
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Purchase

    Posted
    librarynut

    Attention, it’s the first season of Hogan’s Heroes. Although the first episode is in black and white all the other episodes are in color. You’ll laugh till your sides hurt as Colonel Hogan and his men reek havoc on their incompetent commandant Colonel Klink. And of course there’s the loveable Sergeant Schultz and his trademark “I know nothing!”

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent flick and brings back a bunch of laughs!

    Posted
    JatBee
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    Purchased the Hogan's Hero 5 disc set as a " birthday gift" for my friends dad who is a movie buff and know he would enjoy this gift as he is 87 years old.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great present for the WW2 buff

    Posted
    mustangman
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    I watched Hogan's Heroes as a child after school and really enjoyed watching the first season again. It brought back memories

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great series

    Posted
    Steller25
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    An oldie but goodie, keeps you laughing from beginning to end . Young and old will enjoy this series

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WHo really were the prisoners here?

    Posted
    LABlond
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    A very funny comedy about a very serious subject. It makes you laugh without having to offend you along the way someplace.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality

    Posted
    Bunkie4tony

    This is my husbands favorite show and now that he has the first 2 seasons he wants the other 4! He loves them!!!!!! Now my mom wants them too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HOGANS HEROES

    Posted
    KLUTZ

    THIS SHOW IS VERY FUNNY. I ENJOY PLAYING IT AT NIGHT. AFTER A HARD DAY AT WORK. IT REALY HELPS ME FORGET THE REST OF THE DAY.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crane and cast in classic clean hum

    Posted
    DARAB02
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    Classic war-era humor at its best. Bob Crane and crew deliver laughs even after all these years.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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