The Colditz Story

The Colditz Story

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The Colditz Story 1955 Region One (US and Canada) B&W

John Mills, Eric Portman, Christopher Rhodes, Ian Carmichael, Lionel Jeffries, Bryan Forbes and Theodore Bikel. Directed by Guy Hamilton

Based on a true story!

Colditz Castle was used by the Nazis to hold the "bad boys", (those POWs who regularly tried to escape from other prison camps). Nazi guards outnumbered the prisoners of various nationalities and because some political prisoners were also being held they were very strictly monitored. But if you put everyone who has been trying to escape in one place, well...

“What this all boils down to is that "The Colditz Story" is a great movie, a forerunner to "The Great Escape" in so many ways and just as entertaining.” The British Picture Guide