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The Wooden Horse (1950) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Ian Dalrymple and Jack Lee and produced by Alexander Korda and Ian Dalrymple.

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The events on which the film is based took place at the same prisoner of war camp (Stalag Luft III) and at the same time as the events in the much better-known film of the same genre, The Great Escape. The escape committee of prisoners that was planning the latter decided that other escape activity had to be going on at the same time so that life in the camp would appear normal to the Germans. It was the Wooden Horse tunnel that fell into this category.
Peter Butterworth was one of the vaulters who covered for the real-life Wooden Horse escape. He auditioned for a part in the film after the war, but was turned down on the grounds that he didn't look convincingly heroic and athletic enough.
The events in this film did indeed take place at the same POW camp (Stalag Luft III) as The Great Escape. However, they occurred in different compounds.
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