Hogan's Heroes/Klink for the Defense

From The TV IV
Jump to: navigation, search
Klink for the Defense
Season 6, Episode 19
Airdate February 7, 1971
Production Number 37784-167
Written by William Davenport
Directed by Jerry London
Produced by William A. Calihan
← 6x18
To Russia Without Love
6x20 →
The Kamikazes Are Coming
Hogan's HeroesSeason Six
Movie_Projector_Icon.gif This article about an episode needs to be expanded with more information.
Please help out by editing it.

Klink for the Defense is the nineteenth episode of the sixth season of Hogan's Heroes, and the one hundred sixty-third episode overall.

Starring: Bob Crane (Col. Hogan)

Co-Starring: Werner Klemperer (Col. Klink)

and John Banner (Sgt. Schultz)

with Robert Clary (LeBeau), Richard Dawson (Newkirk), Larry Hovis (Carter), Kenneth Washington (Baker)

Additional Cast: Howard Caine (Major Hochstetter), Leon Askin (General Burkhalter), Sandy Kenyon (Col. Hauptmann), Karl Bruck (President of Court), Lynette Mettey (Fraülein Hibbler)


Plot Overview

German war hero Captain Hugo Hauptman has been supplying Hogan with some information. Hogan goes to a house where Hauptman informs Hogan that the Gestapo is starting to suspect that he is giving information to the Allies. He wants Hogan to arrange for him to get out of Germany. Hauptman has some more vital information, but he will not reveal it until he is safely out of Germany. Hogan promises to arrange it. Hogan no sooner left Hauptman then the Gestapo brakes into Hauptman's house to arrest him. Days pass as Hogan is informed that Captain Hauptman had been arrested and will be put on trial for espionage and treason. Trial will be taking place at Stalog 13 to avoid public outrage over one of their war heroes being accused of treason. Klink is appointed to be Hauptmans lawyer (actually he was place there by Burhalter who is to be the prosecuting attorney). Klink is not given any information in Hauptman's defense since the German High Command has already found him guilty of treason. Hogan talks to Klink about Hauptman and gets Klink to let him talk to Hauptman about his case. Hogan sends Newkirk and according to Hauptman, he had learned that his secretary was secretly a Gestapo agent who had gathered information on Hauptman using a secret tape recorder with Hauptman talking relaying vital information to the Allies. Learning of this, Hogan comes up with a plan to discredit the secretary, making the recording seem like fakes and having the secretary arrested for attempting to frame Hauptman. The plan works and Hauptman is exonerated.


The actors who often appear on Hogan's Heroes have played both good and bad guys. Sandy Kenyon plays a good guy in this episode. In some previous episodes he played bad guys.

Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments