Approved | | War, Comedy, Drama
British N.C.O. Sergeant Major Charles Coward (Sir Dirk Bogarde) escapes from the Stalag VIII-B P.O.W. camp, and is mistakenly awarded with the Iron Cross by the Germans.
"Hogan's Heroes" (1965) shared many similarities to this movie. The regular characters in "Hogan's Heroes" (1965) are characters straight out of this movie, and many of the antics in the series are things that happen in the movie. However, there is no mention of Mr. Coward's autobiography or of this movie in any of the "Hogan's Heroes" (1965) credits.
There's a man named Charlie Coward, an ordinary soldier with an ordinary background. But sometimes there's a man that stands out from the crowd. He's more resourceful, more daring and more determined than the others. Sergeant-Major Coward was one of...
Dirk Bogarde, disguised as a German officer helps to wreck a train but it can be seen that the locomotive is an English one.
Opening credits: Certain of the characters depicted in this photoplay are fictitious and any similarity between such characters and actual persons is purely coincidental.