Cinema: The Getaway

The Great Escape. "We have put all our rotten eggs in one basket," says the commandant of Stalag Luft North to the senior officer of a newly arrived group of Allied officer prisoners, "and we intend to watch that basket very carefully. With your cooperation, we may all sit out the war very comfortably." But every man in the maximum-security camp knows it is an officer's duty to escape and harass the enemy. The Great Escape, based on Paul Brickhill's first-hand account, tells in almost hypnotic detail how a mixed bag of P.W.s work...

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