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.
Robert Clary - LeBeau of TV's "Hogan's Heroes"
Richard Dawson - Newkirk of TV's HOGAN'S HEROES
Leonid Kinskey - Actor
Leon Askin - American Character Actor
William A. Calihan Jr. - Producer, HOGAN'S HEROES
John Banner - Sergeant Schultz of TV's "Hogan's Heroes"
Werner Klemperer - Film and TV Actor/Conductor/Son of Otto
Bob Crane - Col. Hogan from TV's "Hogan's Heroes"
Larry Hovis - American Actor from TV's HOGAN'S HEROES
Bernard Fein - Creator, HOGAN'S HEROES
Ivan Dixon - Kinchloe of TV's "Hogan's Heroes"
Albert S. Ruddy - American Producer
- Format: DVD
- Color Format: B&W and Color
- UPC: 097368752245
- Genre: Television: Series
- Rating: Not Rated
- Release Date: August 2015