The Case of Sergeant Grischa (1930)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This war drama, set in WW I Germany, is based on a novel by Arnold Zwieg. The story follows the harrowing trials of an escaped Russian POW trying to return to his home country. Along the way the Germans recapture him. Because he wears the dog tag of a late Russian spy, the innocent protagonist is immediately executed.

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concentration-camp, war, android, captive, captor, escape, evidence, execution, Germany, identity, innocence, magic, MIA (Missing in Action), power, recapture, tension