The Colditz Story

  • Film
  • War films
The temptation to label this escapist entertainment is just too great. Actually, it's a prosaically inspirational docu-drama on PoW heroism in the notorious World War II fortress, which unambitiously substitutes an obliquely nationalistic self-portrait for the critical resonances of an ostensibly similar film like La Grande Illusion.

Release details

Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Guy Hamilton
Screenwriter: Guy Hamilton, Ivan Foxwell, PR Reid
Cast: John Mills
Eric Portman
Christopher Rhodes
Lionel Jeffries
Bryan Forbes
Ian Carmichael
Richard Wattis
Frederick Valk
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