Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Canadian-financed Escape was directed by TV veteran Lamont Johnson. Brian Keith plays a deceptively happy-go-lucky Irish officer put in charge of a Scottish POW camp during World War II. The toughest and most fearsome of the prisoners (Helmut Griem), makes no secret of his escape plans. The breakout is inevitable, but the battle of wills leading up to the breakout is almost as tense as the actual event. The violence in Escape is kept carefully in check within the film's PG-13 limits.
war, captive, captor, escape, POW (Prisoner of War), POW/MIA