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Headscratchers: Stalag 17
  • Just what exactly was Duke's position in the barracks? Hoffy was the Barracks Chief, Price was the Security Officer, but what about Duke? He seemed to have some kind of power of authority over the other prisoners in the barracks for him to always in be on whatever little scheme Hoffy and/or Price were cooking up, yet it's never really made clear just how that is. And all co-author Donald Bevan has said was that he was "The Heavy" (though more specifically, that Duke was invented by screenwriter Billy Wilder, because Animal and Duke were essentially the same character in the original play, but Wilder split the personality traits into two separate characters for the movie).
    • He seems like the Lancer to Hoffy.
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