Escape

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  • TV-G
  • Genre(s): Drama Thriller
  • Release year: 1940
  • Running time: 104 min
"This place isn’t a country. It’s a Coney Island madhouse!" In 1936, Mark Preysing (Robert Taylor) comes to Germany in search of his mother, a famed actress who, unknown to him, lies ill in a concentration camp awaiting execution. read more

"This place isn’t a country. It’s a Coney Island madhouse!" In 1936, Mark Preysing (Robert Taylor) comes to Germany in search of his mother, a famed actress who, unknown to him, lies ill in a concentration camp awaiting execution. During his desperate hunt, Mark meets an American-born countess (Norma Shearer), who slowly grows aware of the great evil corrupting her adopted country. Together they attempt to rescue Mark’s mother, even though doing so could cost them their lives. This acclaimed thriller, twine-taut with suspense, boasts not only great stars but a brilliant supporting cast that includes three actors who had fled Nazi Germany: Felix Bressart, Albert Basserman and Conrad Veidt (in his U.S. screen debut).

Original Release

11/01/1940

US Release

11/01/1940

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Cast

Norma Shearer Countess von Treck / Countess Ruby von Treck
Robert Taylor Mark Preysing
Conrad Veidt General Kurt von Kolb
Alla Nazimova Emmy Ritter
Felix Bressart Fritz Keller
Albert Bassermann Dr. Arthur Henning
Philip Dorn Dr. Ditten
Edgar Barrier Commissioner
Bonita Granville Ursula
Walter Bonn Concentration Camp Guard
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers

Arch Oboler, Grace Zaring Stone, Marguerite Roberts

Cast

Norma Shearer Countess von Treck / Countess Ruby von Treck
Robert Taylor Mark Preysing
Conrad Veidt General Kurt von Kolb
Alla Nazimova Emmy Ritter
Felix Bressart Fritz Keller
Albert Bassermann Dr. Arthur Henning
Philip Dorn Dr. Ditten
Edgar Barrier Commissioner
Bonita Granville Ursula
Walter Bonn Concentration Camp Guard
Albert D'Arno Elevator Operator
Helmut Dantine Porter
Ernst Deutsch Baron von Reiber
William Edmunds White Swan Inn Waiter
Arno Frey Concentration Camp Commandant
Frederick Giermann Porter
Hans Joby Second Passport Official
Erwin Kalser Hotel Barkeeper
Howard Lang Senior Camp Doctor
Adolph Milar Salesman

Producers

Editors

George Boemler

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