Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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The Flame Grows Higher 

There seems to be a traitor in the escaped prisoner pipeline and Hogan has to find him by following the escape route.


Howard Morris


David Chandler (teleplay), Jack H. Robinson (teleplay) | 5 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Bob Crane ... Col. Hogan
Werner Klemperer ... Col. Klink
John Banner ... Sgt. Schultz
Robert Clary ... LeBeau
Richard Dawson ... Newkirk
Ivan Dixon ... Kinchloe
Larry Hovis ... Carter
Cynthia Lynn ... Helga
Susanne Cramer ... Eva
Hannie Landman Hannie Landman ... Margit
Charles H. Radilak Charles H. Radilak ... Willy (as Charles Radilac)
Irene Tedrow ... Jenny
Todd Martin Todd Martin ... Gestapo Officer


There seems to be a traitor in the escaped prisoner pipeline and Hogan has to find him by following the escape route.

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Comedy | War







Release Date:

22 April 1966 (USA) See more »

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The Flame Grows Higher See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Near the end of the show Shultz gives his serial number as 23789. When he repeats the number a few moments later, he says 23781. See more »


Schultz, Hogan, Lebeau and Newkirk meet up with Carter and Kinchloe at the fire they made in the forest. However, Carter and Kinchloe are never seen in the rest of the episode. See more »


Col. Wilhelm Klink: [reading a dispatch from General Burkhalter] At the suggestion of the Gestapo, Sergeant Schultz is hereby commended for efficiency in the performance of his duty.
Sgt. Hans Georg Schultz: But I'm not guilty!
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There is a leak in the underground connection.
20 September 2014 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

When one of the prisoners, that was sent on his way to be picked up by the underground, is captured by the Gestapo- Hogan believes that there is a leak in the chain of the underground network. In order to reveal who in the chain is leaking the information to the Germans, Hogan is going to take the escape route himself.

With the help of a forest fire, thanks to Carter, it will distract Klink so that he will send a work detail out to the woods. While in the woods, Hogan, LeBeau and Newkirk, will take the route which begins at the Hauserhof and meet two female contacts at that point. Next they will go a farmhouse where Hogan will find that the leak is somewhere along those points. The Gestapo is on their way.

The story was very interesting and played out fairly well. Some of the parts fell into place much too easy which did not seem correct even for this sitcom. But overall the viewer was treated to a nice half hour of comedy. A good watch.

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