Sunday, December 19, 2010

The One That Got Away (1957)

Director: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: Hardy Kruger, Colin Gordon, Michael Goodliffe, Terence Alexander, Jack Gwillim

More info: IMDb

Plot: This is the true story of Oberleutnant Franz von Werra, the only German prisoner of war to escape from imprisonment in Britain during the Second World War.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again? Absolutely!

Well what do we have here? A WWII flick that doesn't judge either side? Really? You mean it's all about the people on both sides doing what they're supposed to? WOW! I really dig this flick. It's my second viewing and I just get lost in it. It's a well-told story about a downed German pilot in England and his successful attempt at escaping and getting back to Germany...and he does it via going to Canada and then the U.S.! He's the only POW on British soil to ever make it. TOTGA is an excellent cat and mouse game that will keep you on the edge of your seat. That it's a true story makes it even better.

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