Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, History
Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
There are six different languages spoken or sung in the movie: English, German, French, Russian, and one word in Spanish, as well as two words of Latin "Lanius Nubicus" when Flight Lieutenant Blythe is describing the masked shrike or butcher bird in the forgery scene. There is also a song in a light Scots dialect where Ives and MacDonald are singing "Wha Hae the 42nd" in the fourth of July scene just before "Tom" is discovered.
I will not take action against you, now. This is the first day here and there has been much stupidity and carelessness... on both sides!
When the truck carrying Bartlett's group pulls up in the field near the end of the movie the motorcycle stops behind the truck and is facing it.
After the shooting the motorcycle is seen in front of the truck facing away from it.
Some TV versions edit the scene in which Ives is shot and killed for trying to escape over the fence.
English, German, French, Russian, Spanish