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Breakout (1959)

Danger Within (original title)
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 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
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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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17 January 1960 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The attempted escapee at the start of the film is Captain Dicky Lester. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, when Capitano Benucci realized an escape is happening, he is seen running around the camp with his pistol in his hand. The pistol is an automatic, but when he shoots the "traitor" hidden behind the blanket, the closeup shows a revolver. 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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Great film!!
4 June 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Just watched it on Channel 4 and loved it, very good cast and overall very enjoyable.

Full of great actors including Richard Attenborough and Tony Todd A bit different from the usual escape movies, in that there's some intrigue and tension caused by a informer within the British ranks this results in the deaths of 4 British prisoners before they finally work out who it is.

I do like the 50/60 British films and this is another that i will definitely watch again.


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