The One That Got Away (1957)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, POW Drama  |   Release Date - Nov 22, 1957 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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The title character in this fact-based POW drama is Franz von Werra, played by Hardy Kruger. Shot down early in the war, Luftwaffe pilot von Werra is incarcerated in an English prison camp. He refuses to submit to camp routine, insisting that he's on the brink of escaping. After two failed attempts, von Werra is transferred to a camp in Montreal. If you want to know what happens next, take a squint at the title. If you want to know how he does it and why he gets away with it, catch the film. One That Got Away was based on a novel by Kendal Burt and James Leasor.

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concentration-camp, war, barnstorming, captive, captor, capture, escape, Germany, Nazism, POW (Prisoner of War), POW/MIA