The Colditz Story


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

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  1. Guy Hamilton


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  1. John Mills

    John Mills

    Pat Reid

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    Christopher Rhodes

    'Mac' McGill

  3. Eric Portman

    Eric Portman

  4. Lionel Jeffries

    Lionel Jeffries

    Harry Tyler

  5. Ian Carmichael

    Ian Carmichael

    Robin Cartwright

  6. Bryan Forbes

    Bryan Forbes

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 34m

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Release Information

  • January 25, 1955



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A review by John Chard

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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