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A group of American G.I.s in a German POW camp during WWII suspects the opportunistic Sefton (Holden) of being the spy in their midst. One of the very best American movies of the 1950s, adapted from the play by Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski. Wilder, so good at comedy, proved himself equally adept at drama, and brought a top-drawer performance out of Holden. Features superb photography from Ernest Laszlo, and a wonderful score.

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Available on Running time 120 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
POW/MIA, World War II Spies, Chess, Great Escapes, Nazis & Other Paramilitary Slugs, Christmas, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Billy Wilder, Edwin Blum
Cast
William Holden, Don Taylor, Peter Graves, Otto Preminger, Harvey Lembeck, Robert Strauss, Sig Rumann, Richard Erdman, Neville Brand, Gil Stratton, Robinson Stone, Robert Shawley, Jay Lawrence
Cinematography
Ernest Laszlo
Director
Billy Wilder
Music
Franz Waxman
Producer
Billy Wilder, Paramount Pictures

Awards

Oscars 1953: Actor (Holden).

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