|Episode:||The Flame Grows Higher|
|Original Airdate:||April 22, 1966|
|Written by:||Laurence Marks, David Chandler & Jack H. Robinson|
|Directed by:||Howard Morris|
|Produced by:||Edward H. Feldman & Bernard Fein|
- Colonel Hogan - Bob Crane
- Corporal Louis LeBeau - Robert Clary
- Corporal Peter Newkirk - Richard Dawson
- Sergeant James Kinchloe - Ivan Dixon
- Sergeant Andrew Carter - Larry Hovis
Camp Personnel Edit
Guest Stars Edit
- Eva - Susanne Cramer
- Margit - Hannie Landman
- Willy - Charles Radilac
- Jenny - Irene Tedrow
- Gestapo Officer - Todd Martin
- Captain Warren - Jerry Ayres
Story Notes Edit
- This is the thirtieth produced episode of the series, but is the thirty-first episode to be shown on television.
Timeline Notes and Speculations Edit
- A date sometime in 1943 appears to be implied for this episode.
- Newkirk reveals that he has been a prisoner at Stalag 13 for two years ("I'd rather watch one of those girls - it's been two years!"). This would date his arrival at the camp to late 1941, making him one of the first of our heroes to arrive there.
- Newkirk's command of German is tolerable by this point, although it draws a somewhat sarcastic comment from Hogan.
- This is the first time we learn that not all of the rescue operations of our heroes were successful. They lost their first reprocessed airman to the gentle hands of the SS six months before this episode takes place. The second was Captain Warren, two weeks prior to this episode. It is also possible that these captures might have had something to do with the subsequent Gestapo hunt of the underground in Düsseldorf, per Everyone Has a Brother-in-Law.)
- When Hogan is playing Schultz and Klink against each other, he mentions (to Schultz) "...I understand that [the Wehrmacht] has a tank in your size now!" This may be an oblique, if unintentional, reference to the Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus, which was undergoing construction during this time period. The Maus was the largest tank ever built, and only two hulls and one turret were ever made. At more than 200 metric tons, it weighed more than three times that of the modern Abrams M1 main battle tank, which weighs 60.4 metric tons.
- The Flames Grow Higher at TV.com
- The Flame Grows Higher at the Internet Movie Database
- The Flame Grows Higher episode capsule at Webstalag 13
- The Flame Grows Higher episode on YouTube
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- The Hofbrau
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