The One That Got Away

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This is the dramatic true story of Franz Von Werra, the only German prisoner-of-war in Britain to escape and return to his homeland. During the Battle of Britain, his plane is hit and it plunges down onto British soil. Even though the pilot is captured,... read more

This is the dramatic true story of Franz Von Werra, the only German prisoner-of-war in Britain to escape and return to his homeland. During the Battle of Britain, his plane is hit and it plunges down onto British soil. Even though the pilot is captured, he is extremely confident and focused on his plan: to escape and return home against all the odds.

Original Release

11/22/1957

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Cast

Hardy Kruger Franz Von Werra
Colin Gordon Army Interrogator
Michael Goodliffe R.A.F. Interrogator
Terence Alexander R.A.F. Intelligence Officer
Jack Gwillim Commandant, Grizedale
Andrew Faulds Lieutenant, Grizedale
Alec McCowen Duty Officer, Hucknall
Julian Somers Booking Clerk
Harry Lockart German Prisoner
Robert Crewdson German Prisoner
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Roy Ward Baker

Writers

Howard Clewes, Kendal Burt, James Leasor

Cast

Hardy Kruger Franz Von Werra
Colin Gordon Army Interrogator
Michael Goodliffe R.A.F. Interrogator
Terence Alexander R.A.F. Intelligence Officer
Jack Gwillim Commandant, Grizedale
Andrew Faulds Lieutenant, Grizedale
Alec McCowen Duty Officer, Hucknall
Julian Somers Booking Clerk
Harry Lockart German Prisoner
Robert Crewdson German Prisoner
George Mikell German Prisoner
George Roubicek German Prisoner
John Van Eyssen German Prisoner
Richard Marner German Prisoner
Frederick Jaeger German Prisoner
Paul Hansard German Prisoner
Peggy Ann Clifford Train Conductor
Bernard Horsfall Lieutenant - Kent
Glyn Houston Harry 'Hurricane'
Stratford Johns Second Detective

Producers

Earl St. John Executive Producer
Julian Wintle Producer
David Deutsch Producer

Editors

Sidney Hayers

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