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The One That Got Away (1957)

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A cocky German flight officer is shot down over England and makes numerous attempts to escape to fight again.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Franz Von Werra (as Hardy Kruger)
Colin Gordon ...
Army Interrogator
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R.A.F. Interrogator
Terence Alexander ...
R.A.F. Intelligence Officer
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Commandant, Grizedale
Andrew Faulds ...
Lieutenant, Grizedale
Julian Somers ...
Booking Clerk
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Duty Officer, Hucknall
Harry Lockart ...
German Prisoner
Robert Crewdson ...
German Prisoner
George Mikell ...
German Prisoner
George Roubicek ...
German Prisoner
John Van Eyssen ...
German Prisoner
Frederick Jaeger ...
German Prisoner
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German Prisoner
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Storyline

This is the true story of Oberleutnant Franz von Werra, the only German prisoner of war to escape from imprisonment in Britain during the Second World War. Written by Patrick Dominick <p-dominick@adfa.oz.au>

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escape | german | dossier | hero | bravado | See All (38) »

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He was daring, defiant and determined to escape. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama | War

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Release Date:

22 November 1957 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Einer kam durch  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Hardy Kruger served in the German Army during WWII and was captured by the Americans. He managed to escape on his third attempt. See more »

Goofs

The bow of the ship that carries von Werra to Canada is seen in close-up travelling symbolically right to left across the screen. Unfortunately, the original stock footage was of a bow travelling left to right and the editor just stuck a piece in, reversed. The numbers are mirrored. See more »

Quotes

Franz von Werra: Does nobody speak in this country?
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Crazy Credits

Closing Credits: Despite the efforts of the Canadian Government to obtain his return, and of the United States Authorities to hold him Von Werra crossed the border in to Mexico. Travelling by way of Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Spain he reached Berlin on 18th April. 1941. On October 25th of the same year, while on patrol, his plane was seen to dive into the sea. NO trace of Von Werra was found. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Question of Faith (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Auf, auf zum fröhlichen Tagen
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I first saw this movie as a child
23 May 2000 | by (Machynlleth Wales) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie as a child in my small local cinema. It had a profound effect on my (and my friends) attitude to the German people, (remember that this was only 12 years after the war) Our whole concept of Germans as 'nasty baddies' was turned on its head. It was probably the first step (I was six years old) in my realisation that things are not black or white. The scene with Hardy Kruger hiding from his pursuers behind a stone wall wearing flying boots is still etched in my mind more than forty years later


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