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The One That Got Away

1957 1h 46m Adventure Action List
Reviews Franz von Werra (Hardy Kruger) is a Luftwaffe pilot by trade, but an escape artist by necessity. When his plane is attacked over England, he initiates his first effort to break out of the POW camp only days after arriving. Transferred to a second, more secure facility, Franz nevertheless manages to tunnel out and very nearly steals an airplane before being recaptured. This time the Allies send him to be imprisoned in Canada, but he steadfastly insists that no cell will hold him. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The Brits seem to be in a generous mood acknowledging the dashing heroic feats of their black leather jacket wearing fair-haired pilot prisoner. Rated: B Feb 1, 2013 Full Review John J. Puccio Movie Metropolis ...a top-notch suspense thriller, with fine acting from everyone involved but especially from Hardy Kruger, who holds it all together splendidly. Rated: 7/10 May 5, 2012 Full Review Christopher Lloyd Sarasota Herald-Tribune The German POW character played by Hardy Kruger is not terribly different from Steve McQueen's star-making role in The Great Escape - the dedicated escape artist who singlemindedly focuses on getting out of enemy clutches. Rated: 4/5 Jun 27, 2011 Full Review Shane Burridge rec.arts.movies.reviews Stays on its toes the whole time. Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Franz von Werra (Hardy Kruger) is a Luftwaffe pilot by trade, but an escape artist by necessity. When his plane is attacked over England, he initiates his first effort to break out of the POW camp only days after arriving. Transferred to a second, more secure facility, Franz nevertheless manages to tunnel out and very nearly steals an airplane before being recaptured. This time the Allies send him to be imprisoned in Canada, but he steadfastly insists that no cell will hold him.
Director
Roy Ward Baker
Producer
Julian Wintle
Screenwriter
Howard Clewes
Production Co
British Film Company, Julian Wintle/Leslie Parkyn Productions
Genre
Adventure, Action
Original Language
English (United Kingdom)
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 1, 2019
Runtime
1h 46m
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