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The One That Got Away (1957)

The One That Got Away
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(8 ratings)
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

2 years, 5 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: 2 December 1957
World War II (1), 1957 (1), DSK (1), Drama (1), War (1), Nazi (1)
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bharath posted a review 2 years, 5 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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