John Banner was an Austrian-American film actor. He is best remembered for his role as ‘Master Sergeant Schultz’ in the American TV sitcom ‘Hogan's Heroes’ (1965–1971). During his career, he appeared in more than 40 films and 70 TV shows. He started his ‘Broadway’ career in the 1930s and made his first credited film appearance as a German captain in ‘Once Upon a Honeymoon’ (1942). Some of his popular films include ‘The Fallen Sparrow’ (1943), ‘My Girl Tisa’ (1948), ‘The Argyle Secrets’ (1948), ‘The Wonderful Country’ (1959), ‘The Story of Ruth’ (1960), and ’36 Hours’ (1965). Some of his flop films are ‘Seven Miles from Alcatraz’ (1942), ‘Guilty of Treason’ (1950), and ‘The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz’ (1968). His TV appearances came on series, such as ‘Fireside Theatre’ (1954-55), ‘Private Secretary’ (1956), ‘The Virginian’ (1963-64), and ‘The Partridge Family’ (1972), which was also his final screen appearance.
When a very ill wealthy man expresses his wish to meet his son’s fiancée, the son hastily requests a hatcheck girl to pose as his betrothed, as his real fiancée is unavailable. The father takes a liking to the girl, his health improves tremendously, and he plans their actual engagement. By then, the real fiancée is also back, complicating the matters further.
During WWII, when the German Nazis occupy a small Norwegian town, the town’s Mayor and the Nazi commandant try to maintain civil conduct. Nazi Col. Lanser, who is instructed to manage the administration of occupied town, tries to turn the people around with persuasion. Though some people comply, others take to armed resistance to the invaders with surreptitious support from Mayor Orden.
This is a docudrama film, detailing the development of the atomic bomb in World War II. It starts with Roosevelt authorizing up to two billion dollars for the project and then goes on to detail the research, development and deployment of the bomb, finally ending with the bombing of Hiroshima.
When injured Sergeant Kelly shoots himself while patrolling in the African desert during World War II, it falls on unassertive Corporal, Colin Spence, to lead the survivors to safety. Daydreaming about his girlfriend, he soon learns to assert himself, going against his men to lead a victorious attack against the Germans. It not only earns him a medal, but also affects his personal life.
This Western drama film tells us the story of two smart marketing executives who hire a cowboy to impersonate a fading star for public appearances. However, things get quite messy when the real star shows up as well.
The Interns is a drama film which revolves around the lives and conflicts of the medical interns working under senior surgeons at a major hospital.
The Juggler is a war drama film, which tells the life of a Jewish refugee who fights to overcome the psychological effects he suffered during the Second World War as an inmate in a concentration camp.
An American doctor gets married to an Austrian girl, who later disappears in the Soviet Control Zone during a visit, after which she is presumed dead. Years later, he runs into his former wife, but when she sees him, she runs in shock and gets struck by a car.
Stuck in a loveless marriage, British aristocrat, Lord Esketh, and his wife, Lady Edwina, arrive in Ranchipur, India to purchase some horses. When Esketh announces his intention to divorce her on returning to England, Edwina tries to seduce physician Dr. Rama Safti. Eventually the two fall in true love, but fate has other plans for them.
When United States elects its first woman president, things become little awkward for everybody. The First Gentleman, mostly referred as President’s Husband, occasionally as the First Lady, is expected take up her role. Meanwhile, the new president becomes too busy for her husband and children; yet manages to smell perfume on his shirt.