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.
This movie was shot entirely on-location in Europe, with a complete camp resembling Stalag Luft III built near Munich, Germany. Exteriors for the escape sequences were shot in the Rhine Country and areas near the North Sea, and Steve McQueen's motorcycle scenes were filmed in Fussen (on the Austrian border) and the Alps. All interiors were filmed at the Bavaria Studio in Munich.
We have reason to believe this prisoner is the mastermind behind numerous criminal escape attempts.
Von Luger: Squadron Leader Bartlett has been three months in your care! And the Gestapo has only "reason to believe"!
TALLY HO is a British expression that would have surely caught the attention of the German enemy. The expression that the fugitives should have used is HALALI, the German equivalent of tally ho.
Some TV versions edit the scene in which Ives is shot and killed for trying to escape over the fence.
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