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The One That Got Away (1957)

The One That Got Away
7.9 Rating
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7.2 IMDB rating
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Hardy Krüger Hardy Krüger
Franz Von Werra
Colin Gordon Colin Gordon
Army Interrogator
Michael Goodliffe Michael Goodliffe
R.A.F. Interrogator
Terence Alexander Terence Alexander
R.A.F. Intelligence Officer
Jack Gwillim Jack Gwillim
Commandant, Grizedale
Andrew Faulds Andrew Faulds
Lieutenant, Grizedale
Julian Somers Julian Somers
Booking Clerk
Alec McCowen Alec McCowen
Duty Officer, Hucknall


Written by (View all)
Howard Clewes Howard Clewes
(screenplay)
Kendal Burt Kendal Burt
(book)


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the one that got away

4 years, 2 months ago at Nov 21 3:46
It's Tommies and Jerries left right and centre in this British made movie about one man's desperate attempts to flee from capture.

The One That Got Away is based on the true story of Franz von Werra (Hardy Kruger), allegedly the only German PoW to escape back to his homeland. If you read up on the man you'll see how accurate this portrayal actually is, admittedly with a few rather m... read more
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Release date: 22 November 1957
Tags: 1957 (1), DSK (1), Nazi (1), World War II (1), War (1), Drama (1)
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World War II Movies - Western Front (59 movies items)

"German title: Einer kam durch The film chronicles the true exploits of Oberleutnant Franz von Werra, a Luftwaffe pilot shot down over Britain in 1940. He makes numerous attempts to escape from POW camps."


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bharath posted a review 4 years, 2 months ago

the one that got away

“It's Tommies and Jerries left right and centre in this British made movie about one man's desperate attempts to flee from capture.

The One That Got Away is based on the true story of Franz von Werra (Hardy Kruger), allegedly the only German PoW to escape back to his homeland. If you read up on the man you'll see how accurate this portrayal actually is, admittedly with a few rather more dramatic scenes thrown in for good measure.

The good news is that The One That Got Away isn't a war film and its focus is much more upon humanity and breaking down the barriers of nationality. Bearing in mind that it was released just 12 years after the end of the war, I imagine that many people would be shocked to see a German pilot being portrayed as the main protagonist and very much t” read more

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