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Status: Released

Runtime: 94

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Language: en

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Content Score: 86

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Allied prisoners attempt to excape from an "escape-proof" German POW camp - Colditz Castle, during WWII. Classic British War drama.


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Director: Guy Hamilton

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John Mills

John Mills
as Pat Reid

Christopher Rhodes

Christopher Rhodes
as 'Mac' McGill

Lionel Jeffries

Lionel Jeffries
as Harry Tyler

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A review by John Chard

Escape from Colditz Castle.

Guy Hamilton directs and co-adapts the screenplay with Ivan Foxwell from the P.R. Reid novel of the same name. A story based on actual facts, it stars John Mills, Lionel Jeffries, Bryan Forbes, Anton Diffring, Richard Wattis, Ian Carmichael and Eric Portman. Music is by Francis Chagrin and cinematography by Gordon Dines.

The story essentially follows the repeated escape attempts by allied prisoners held at Colditz Castle. It shows the hard luck stories, the bonds that are formed between the men, the regime and day to day life they lived by, and of course it bu... read the rest.


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