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Breakout (1959)
"Danger Within" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  17 January 1960 (USA)
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Drama set in an Italian prisoner of war camp during World War 2, where a group of British soldiers find their plans for escape thwarted by a mysterious traitor in their midst.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. Col. David Baird, M.C.
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Lt. Col. Huxley
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Major Charles Marquand
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Capt. 'Bunter' Phillips
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Capt. Rupert Callender
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Capt. Roger Byfold
William Franklyn ...
Capt. Tony Long
Vincent Ball ...
Capt. Pat Foster
Peter Arne ...
Capitano Benucci
Peter Jones ...
Capt. Alfred Piker
Ronnie Stevens ...
Lt. Meynell, 'The Sewer Rat'
Terence Alexander ...
Lt. Gibbs
Andrew Faulds ...
Lt. Comdr. 'Dopey' Gibbon, R.N.
Steve Norbert ...
Lt. Pierre Dessin
Cyril Shaps ...
Lt. Cyriakos Coutoules
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Drama set in an Italian prisoner of war camp during World War 2, where a group of British soldiers find their plans for escape thwarted by a mysterious traitor in their midst. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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The novel by Michael Gilbert upon which this film is based is entitled "Death In Captivity". See more »

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Opening credits prologue: North Italy Summer 1943 See more »

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Referenced in Two Way Stretch (1960) See more »

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Excellent POW Drama!
14 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is an absorbing, exciting and thoroughly entertaining British POW drama which has a cast that reads like a veritable who's who of British character actors. Not one of them disappoints either, and there are especially sterling performances from Richard Todd, Bernard Lee and Richard Attenborough. In fact, it's a perfectly casted film which holds attention throughout, and has a plot which moves along nicely to a clever and quite novel conclusion. Although there are scores of similar films made on the subject, this is definitely one of the very best and, anyone who has not yet seen it will not be disappointed. Highly recommended!


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