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The One That Got Away (1957) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Roy Ward Baker and produced by David Deutsch, Earl St. John and Julian Wintle.

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The One That Got Away

By Rick29 on Jan 24, 2022 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Hardy Kr?ger as von Werra.It'd be hard to make up a story as exciting and unlikely as The One That Got Away (1957), the true tale of a German prisoner-of-war (POW) who escaped from the British army in 1940. Lieutenant Franz von Werra's exploits begin when his plane is shot down during the Battle of ... Read full article

The One That Got Away (1957)

By Beatrice on Jul 31, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The One That Got Away Directed by Roy Ward Baker Written by Howard Clews from a book by Kendal Burt and James Leasor 1957/UK The Rank Organization/Julian Wintle Productions First viewing/Netflix rental This is an different POW escape/action film in that it is a Nazi that does the escaping. It is ... Read full article

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Army Interrogator: [Talking on phone about von Werra] All the routine jargon, of course, but he doesn't believe a word of it. It just happens to suit his own book.
RAF Interrogator: [Voice on phone] Is he a keen party member?
Army Interrogator: No, sir, the only thing von Werra believes in is von Werra, a mixture of bombast and sheer nerve.

Commandant, Grizedale: Something's hatching. Prisoners always have complaints, as a matter of principle. When they haven't - then you watch.

Army Interrogator: Let me compliment you on your English by the way, it's very much better than my German.
Franz von Werra: If you think to get anywhere with flattery, Captain, you waste your time.
Army Interrogator: Get anywhere? How do you mean?
Franz von Werra: Is this not an interrogation?
Army Interrogator: My dear fellow! A chat and smoke by the fire?

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First Feature Film of George Mikell.
The German version is titled "Einer kam durch" which roughly translates as "One Came Through".
Hardy Krüger was only cast after a couple of British A list actors had passed.
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