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Sgt. Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show - Complete Collection (20 disc set) | DVD | (22/09/2014)
from £34.63 | Saving you £90.36 (72.30%) | RRP
It was originally called 'You'll Never Get Rich' but later had it's title changed to 'The Phil Silvers Show' but to it's fans' across the globe it's known simply as 'Bilko', the memorable name of one of the greatest comedy characters ever to grace the small screen. Woefully under-appreciated in it's home country, the series has always been feted in the UK and has regularly made the top tens of 'Best Sitcom' lists and is even recognised as the greatest ever sitcom from either side of the Atla.
Sgt. Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show: The Very Best Of (2 DVD Set) | DVD | (25/05/2015)
from £6.99 | Saving you £8.00 (53.40%) | RRP
Stalag 17 | DVD | (10/06/2002)
from £4.05 | Saving you £8.94 (68.80%) | RRP
Black comedy and suspenseful action inside a German POW camp during World War II--a setting that was later borrowed for the American TV sitcom Hogan's Heroes. The great director Billy Wilder adapted the hit stage play, applying his own wicked sense of humour to the apparently bleak subject matter. William Holden plays an antisocial grouse amid a gang of wisecracking though indomitable American prisoners. Because of his bitter cynicism, Holden is suspected by the others of being an informer to the Germans, an accusation he must deal with in his own crafty way. Holden, who had delivered a brilliant performance for Wilder in Sunset Blvd., won the 1953 Best Actor Oscar for Stalag 17. Very much his equal, however, is Otto Preminger, an accomplished director himself, who plays the strict, sneering camp commandant. --Robert Horton