During World War II, American soldier Harry Cook is sent to Norway to aid in the defection of a scientist working on the atomic bomb for the Germans. Before they can escape Europe, they are...
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The prisoners in Colditz Castle make many attempts to escape captivity from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk in 1940 until the liberation of the castle by the ... See full summary »
While WWII Allied officer Jack Rose is held prisoner in Germany's notorious Colditz Castle, he recruits a band of fellow escape artists in the ultimate break-out only to discover that the greatest betrayal awaits him on safe ground.
Tillie Shlai's not looking forward to meeting yet another blind date. This one's name being Pete Seltzer. Pete and Tillie are not a match made in heaven, he using wisecracking and constant ... See full summary »
During World War II, American soldier Harry Cook is sent to Norway to aid in the defection of a scientist working on the atomic bomb for the Germans. Before they can escape Europe, they are captured and sent to a POW prison camp in a high alpine castle on the German-Swiss border. Cook must find a way to escape with the scientist before the Gestapo discover the Norwegian's true identity. Cook convinces the other prisoners to build a two person glider that can fly to Switzerland. The race is on to complete the glider before the German guards discover the plane, and the Gestapo catch up with Cook and the scientist.Written by
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During a prisoner roll call, the German guard calls the name "Hogan", a reference to Hogan's Heroes (1965), which also featured Don Knight. The name "Baer" is also called, a reference to Max Baer, who stars in the film. See more »
If the wingtip of the glider was visible from the castle courtyard, the launching track should have been visible as well. See more »
Major, I'm afraid we are both in a great deal of trouble.
Why don't you break out the scotch first? My leg is killing me!
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Colditz Castle has always been considered a place of high security. However, if Chuck Norris had been present it would have surely ensured that more men would have escaped form this famous prison.
Set high on a hill above the small town of Colditz, the sleepy village was unaware of the tensions and drama that lived within the dark and cold walls of the castle. The lessons learned within those hallowed walls held both prisoners and guardians in good stead in the free world till this day.
Chuck Connors, a master character actor, plays a believable portrait of a man fighting against the forces of evil. His flight from the castle was quite inspiring and must be used for all future Colditz films.
Be sure to view "The Colditz Story" which can only pale against this epic.
I highly recommend it to all collectors of serious war movies.
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