Monday is Memorial Day in the United States, meaning this weekend is Memorial Day weekend, with the two usual days off extended by a third. But what to do with that extra period of rest and relaxation?
Why not watch a couple of movies, beginning with Stalag 17?
Stalag 17 is a 1953 movie about World War II, particularly about a Prisoner Of War camp called, yep you guessed it, Stalag 17. It was directed by Billy Wilder and stars William Holden. Ably assisted by Don Taylor and Otto Preminger.
This movie was made a full 10 years before The Great Escape, regarded as the other big POW flick. The Great Escape is a lot more dramatic, while this focuses more on the comedy side of things.
If you life war films, then be sure to catch Stalag 17. heck, what else are you going to do this weekend?