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The Colditz Story Details

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During World War II, the impenetrable Colditz castle in Germany was selected as the site for a POW camp. The Germans reason that, since Colditz has been virtually impossible to get into or out of for centuries, it is ideal for housing the most contentious allied prisoners. British officer John Mills doesn't agree, and leads an escape through a subterranean tunnel. Only three of the prisoners (Mills included) survive the escape; the next step is to get out of Germany itself. Colditz Story is based on the reminiscences of P. R. "Pat" Reid, the real-life English officer portrayed in this film by John Mills. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Guy Hamilton Best Film - Any Source 1955 Nominee

Cast

John Mills
as Pat Reid
Eric Portman
as Col. Richmond
Lionel Jeffries
as Harry Tyler
Bryan Forbes
as Jimmy Winslow
Ian Carmichael
as Robin Cartwright
Richard Wattis
as Richard Gordon
Anton Diffring
as Fischer
Ludwig Lawinski
as Franz Josef
Carl Duering
as German Officer
Keith Pyott
as French colonel
Eugene Deckers
as La Tour
Rudolf Offenbach
as Dutch Colonel
Theodore Bikel
as Vandy
Arthur Butcher
as Polish colonel
Guido Lorraine
as Polish officer
Leo Bieber
as German interpreter
Peter Swanwick
as Lutyens
Claude LeSache
as French interpreter
Douglas Argent
as British officer
Frederick Schiller
as German soldier
Kenneth Midwood
as British officer
Eric Corrie
as British officer

Crew

Guy Hamilton
Director
Ivan Foxwell
Producer
Ivan Foxwell
Screenwriter
Guy Hamilton
Screenwriter
Gordon Dines
Cinematographer
Francis Chagrin
Composer (Music Score)
Bill Walsh
Costume Designer
Thomas Clyde
Production Manager
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